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SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - The importance of Headings in SEO
Another Friday, another SEO Tip thanks to our lovely friend over at KAIE Marketing , Korinne Algie. This time the focus is on Headings and how important these are to SEO. Let's take a look at what Korinne has to say about H-text! ...
Intrinsiq Support: Choosing the right School Management System for your school
Choosing the right School Management System for your school or university is a very important decision to make for any education provider as this is something that will affect everything from budgeting, to planning, to forecasting, to business data analysis, and most importantly, the customer journey. And it is for this reason that research and analysis play a key role in making this important dec...
How to Tuesdays - How to Create a Social Media Calendar
One of the things that we are constantly told by our clients when discussing social media strategy is that sometimes they refrain from posting consistently simply because they do not find enough time for it. Like everything else in life, some planning goes a very long way in getting things done effectively and efficiently. In today's 'How to Tuesdays' post, which is brough to us thanks to our part...
Environmental Resources Created for Teens, by Teens
IH World is ambitious that all IH schools will take positive actions to  protect our planet . A key part of this is raising awareness of environmental issues, and how better to do this than bring some of our own students together to generate content that will resonate with their peers around the world? The  IH Young Environmentalists Project  aimed to bring together young ...
SEO Friday - How to Think like an SEO Pro
Today's SEO Fridays post, which is, as usual, brought to us thanks to Korinne from KAIE Marketing focuses on how to gear our thoughts and frame of mind in order to think with our SEO cap on. Sometimes we write things in our blogs, or on our websites or in our ALT texts and META descriptions which do not sound "natural" and this is a big problem in SEO. Here's what Korinne has to say! ...
Intrinsiq Support: Why are we the best in the field
Communication is key. At Intrinsiq , we are firm believers in this, and it is for this reason that we always stress on the importance of consistent communication between us and our client; not just at the beginning, but throughout the whole process - from when the client engages with us, right until the moment of launch; and even post-launch. In today’s article we are going to walk you...
How to Tuesdays: How to Master Email Marketing
2020 has totally changed the way in which we communicate, and as a result, businesses in general have seen an increase in the number of email campaigns that they send out. This is mainly due to the fact that we missed communicating with our clients so much, that sometimes we felt the need to compensate for it...and in some cases this has even led to "over-compensation" in the form of spamming your...
ICEF Virtual America
ICEF Virtual Americas , the largest online networking event for international education professionals, is nearly here! 11th to 13th May 2021...Save the dates! Attended by 450+ North American education institutions, and worldwide study abroad agencies, our attendees represent hundreds of thousands of international students traveling to the Americas each year. Don’t miss this unique oppo...
Intrinsiq: The software solution for Guardianship Programs
The majority of the articles that we publish about Intrinsiq and what we do, are focused on how we can help education providers within the field of international education. The main reason being that Intrinsiq was specifically developed with the field of international education in mind. However, that does not preclude other programs which have evolved to use our system too.  Why does Int...
Keep.meSAFE Student Support Program scales up to meet demand
guard.me International Insurance (" guard.me ") has augmented its keep.meSAFE Student Support Program, specializing in mental health support, in response to an increased demand for service. keep.meSAFE supports 95 secondary and post-secondary institutions across Canada, helping over 300,000 students nationwide. From March 2020, there has been a 61 percent increase in clinical cases completed ...
How to Tuesdays: Loyalty and Resilience
Customer loyalty has always been an important factor in any marketing efforts out there. Of course, the pandemic has disrupted normality, and whilst some marketing efforts may be relevant later, loyalty and brand resilience are what can keep your business going. The three points mentioned below are simple. However, they require consistency and preparation. The positive part of it all is that it ke...
SEO Fridays - Google Reviews
In today's SEO Fridays post, Korinne Algie International Education Marketing explains the importance of Google Reviews and why we should reply to them. Apart from it being good customer care practice to do so, it also helps with SEO...So, all the more reason to pay attention! Contact Korinne on  k.algie@korinnealgie.com  for SEO that is tailor-made to your business. ...
ICEF: Women in International Education
This year, ICEF wanted to make a bit of a splash and celebrate the role of women within our industry. We sat down with five inspiring women, recognised for the hard work and success across the international education industry.  On a special webinar we posted on social media to celebrate International Womens' Day (8 March), Tiffany Egler spoke with Kaitlin Farris from Shorelight, Silvia D...
Dashboards made Simple (and customizable) with Intrinsiq
In Marketing, Dashboards are our go-to places for stats and info. The issue most schools face is that sometimes, one dashboard can either provide info which we are not interested in, or (and this is something we come across very often), schools might want their dashboard to provide specific info which only they are interested in. It is very difficult to have this kind of info when you go for an of...
IALC & Edvisor partner to launch Showcase Events
IALC and Edvisor, continuing to work together to help agency partners prepare for the months ahead. IALC and Edvisor are pleased to announce their plans for a series of Showcase Events that will focus on the destinations of IALC schools.  The webinars will help agencies with information about national Covid travel restrictions and quarantine laws, as well as focusing on the health and safe...
How to Tuesday - How to Succeed on LinkedIn
In last week's "How to Tuesday" post we looked at some tips on How to use Facebook successfully within the field of International Education. This week we are going to look at another platform - this time we are focusing more on B2B business by looking at LinkedIn. Here we go: Be Specific in your profile - Remember that LinkedIn is not a CV uploader. Although it is possible to upload you...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - What is Search Intent?
When it comes to optimizing our website and blog texts, it is always of utmost importance to include key words and phrases. But what key words and phrases should we include? How do we know what is right and what is not? In today's SEO Fridays post, Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing speaks to us about something which is known as "Search Intent". For any SEO-related questions, you can drop us a...
Web Portals made Simple with Intrinsiq
“Avoid crowded places.” “Maintain social distancing.” “Minimise contact.” Over the past year, these phrases have become all too familiar...and whether we like it or not, most school receptions tend to be areas where respecting these measures could potentially be an issue due to lack of space or too many people needing the same kind of info at the same t...
How to Tuesdays: How to succeed on Facebook
In today's 'How to Tuesdays' post we are going to look at some important tips on how to use one of the most popular social media channels - Facebook. Many of our members, be it schools, agents, or industry organisations, have a facebook account, however, the questions is: How many of them are using it properly and as they should? How many of them are maximising on the potential that Facebook has a...
Interviewing Maria Castro from My German Way
Yesterday afternoon, on the Schools & Agents Facebook Page, we had the pleasure of doing a live broadcast with Maria Castro from My German Way. MyGermanWay provides German language and culture training, career coaching and job placement for doctors, medical personnel, engineers and other professionals wanting to move to Germany. MyGermanWay was founded by Maria Castro and Ana Gomez to ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - How to make your website load faster
We live in a world in which no one has time. This is reflected in our patience limits when it comes to waiting for websites whilethey load. It is a well-known fact that if a website doesn't load fast enough it is ranked lower by Search Engines, and on top of that, companies lose clients too. In today's SEO Fridays post, Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing speaks to us about the importance of havin...
FELTOM’s Reaction to New Measures in Malta
The recent spike in local coronavirus cases has been very concerning. While FELTOM welcomes the new measures introduced by the government to safeguard the nation, the closure of all educational facilities and in-person training has dealt yet another blow to our already struggling industry. Furthermore, the Central Visa Unit’s decision to temporarily suspend the issuance of visas for prosp...
Communication made Simple with Intrinsiq
In various aspects of business communication is key, and this is just as much the case when it comes to international students studying at your schools. Be it to notify them of any last minute changes to their classes or schedules, or to communicate with them in an emergency situation, or even to save time on sending and waiting for email, a rapid form of communication is definitely the way forwar...
How to Tuesday - Common Social Media Marketing Mistakes
Social Media Marketing is the art of knowing what type of content works on which channel in which region...and given how vast the world is and how many platforms there are, it is easy to get it wrong. In today's "How to Tuesday" post we will highlight some of the mistakes that schools and businesses tend to make when choosing to promote their service through social media. 1.  No social me...
MyGermanWay helps professionals find their way in Germany
German language and culture training, career counselling and job placement for talented individuals who wish to move to Germany Launched yesterday, MyGermanWay is an exciting new venture promoting and facilitating life in Germany for talented professionals. Founded by Maria Castro and Ana Gomez, MyGermanWay was born from their desire to help others enjoy the opportunities they both had as fo...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Page Speed
We live in a world in which we are constantly busy and never have the time to wait for anything. Do you ever get frustrated waiting for a page to load? What happens when you do? The likelihood is that you just close everything and move on. Did you ever stop to think about the fact that your slow-loading website could be costing you clients? In today's SEO article, Korinne Algie from tells ...
Accounting made Easy with Intrinsiq
Many school management systems focus on the areas of Bookings and Class Allocation, however, when it comes to Accounting a lot of schools use a variety of different systems which they would have probably started using when they first set up their businesses. For this reason, members of staff often complain that it can get quite complicated to do Bookings and Accounting separately since, in real li...
SEO Fridays: Optimising your Contact Page
It's Friday and once again Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing  is back with another important tip for you to achieve better SEO results. If you need more help with SEO, specifically for your business, just get in touch with Korinne on  korinne@korinnealgie.com  to schedule a call!   ...
Custom Reporting with Intrinsiq
Last week we spoke about the importance of student data, and this week’s article will also focus on data, however, we will tackle a different side to it. Anyone who is deep into the subject of Marketing would appreciate the value that data has in various aspects of our job. We use data when it comes to interpreting new and emerging trends; we use data when it comes to forecasting; we use dat...
How To be Seen on Social Media
It is Tuesday, so here's our  How-To post. Social Media Management and Content Creation for the International Education Industry is what we do at  BaiLogik , and we decided to put some tips together to help you create a better presence on different social channels. Take a look at the tips below and if you need more help get in touch with us : ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Optimising your Homepage
SEO is always something that we hear people and companies talking about, but we never truly understand how important it is to Marketing unless we try it out ourselves. At Schools & Agents, we cannot recommend Korinne from KAIE Marketing enough. Her understanding of the international education industry combined with her deep knowledge of SEO is a truly winning formula for success. When it ...
Keeping track of Student info with Intrinsiq
Data is always valuable, and in a school environment this is extremely important. Think of a scenario where you have a student who has booked a course, excursions and accommodation with you; but from the moment when he or she books, to the moment when he or she arrives at the school, there are changes which are requested. And these changes involve people from different departments. Then, later on ...
Why attend ICEF Events
The international education sector is eagerly preparing for borders around the world to reopen, with millions of international students looking forward to embarking on their study journeys. To help the industry get ready and lay solid foundations for upcoming academic intakes, ICEF has run several successful virtual networking events, bringing together all the main actors, including: Educa...
How to Tuesdays: How to use Social Media in International Education
Yesterday evening we were very pleased to be part of a Lead5050 Webinar where we had the opportunity to speak about the importance of Social Media in International Education and to also look at some of the main pain points that our industry faces when it comes to using different social media channels. In this webinar we also highlighted the importance of content marketingand looked at various type...
SEO Friday - The Ranking Dilemma
Today's SEO Fridays article, which, as usual, is brought to us by the lovely Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing , focuses on another issue that a lot of businesses,not just in international education, but across the board, sometimes have. This is the issue of ranking. In business, we are all obsessed with ranking high in search engine searches, however, sometimes we end up doing things the wrong ...
SEO Training with Korinne Algie International Education Marketing
By now, I'm sure you're all familiar with  Korinne Algie International Education (KAIE) Marketing  thanks to the SEO Friday posts that we share with you every week. These posts have been very useful for us too, and they increased our interest in SEO for the International Education Industry. We firmly believe that it can make a significant difference in one's Marketing Strategy. Such co...
Customer Care Centre and Crisis Response Service: guard.meCARES keeps evolving
Every business, no matter their industry, will say they care about their clients. But how many truly have a customer-first outlook shared by every team member? Caring about our partners and insureds is truly at the heart of everything  guard.me  does. It’s more than a values statement; it’s who we are. So, when we decided to create a new model for customer care, it had t...
An inspirational partnership for teachers launched between, PRODIREKT and Verbalists, and UKLC and iteach
This past year has been a challenging one on many fronts. However, initiatives such as the one that has just been launched between PRODIREKT and UKLC highlight the resilience that characterizes the international education industry. In fact, the Verbalists Education & Language Network , which is owned by PRODIREKT , has forged a partnership with UKLC and its new project iteach in del...
Automatic Attendance Tracking with Intrinsiq
If there is one thing that has become the new norm in these past months, it’s the idea of social distancing and lack of contact. In a school environment, attendance can be a bit of a headache for school owners and teachers alike, however, at Intrinsiq , we’re pleased to offer you a contact-less and Covid-friendly system. How can Intrinsiq help? Intrinsiq allows  your te...
Virtual Education Fairs and Events are Recruiting Students Online
Recruitment has never been easier! VEF is organizing virtual education fairs and events in the international education world for 5 years and giving chance to meet and recruit students online. Gathering language schools, universities, colleges, high schools and service providers with prospective students in Turkey and all around the world, VEF presents a virtual experience for both particip...
How to Tuesdays: How to Write an Effective Article
Many schools tend to ask us about what they should include when submitting an article to be published on Schools & Agents. Therefore, today, we took the advice of Marketing gurus BaiLogik , and we decided to put some tips together in order to help you write better articles. So here's our suggestions: 1. Use Simple Words and Effective Topics Remember that this is not an English writi...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - The Truth about Keywords
Another Friday, another SEO post thanks to our International Education SEO guru Korinne, from KAIE Marketing . In this week's post we take a look at the importance of keywords in SEO. Here's what Korinne has to tell us about Keyword SEO. Don't forget that for any SEO related tips and questions you can get in touch with Korinne on korinne@korinnealgie.com ...
The Simon Greenall Award
Simon Greenall, OBE, friend of the global ELT community, passed away in September 2018  Simon described himself as traveller, writer, chef and full time friend. Many in the ELT community knew Simon through his publishing activities, his Presidency of IATEFL, his engagement with global issues in ELT, his training activities in many countries, and his friendship. You probably know of Simo...
Real Talk: The Importance of Conversation – Follow up
Today more than ever, action needs to be taken towards making positive changes within our well-being. Our current reality has presented the collective with the opportunity to pause, reevaluate life’s priorities, and highlight where in our lives we need to replenish. Through conversation we are provided the opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas with others.  While we embrace conv...
Student Class Allocation with Intrinsiq
Classroom Allocation is something that the majority of schools around the world cannot wait to get back to. It is for this reason that we highly recommend taking a look at this really cool Intrinsiq feature which enables you and your members of staff to fill up your classes by the simple movement of dragging and dropping…..it’s just like playing a game! Setting it up Setting u...
How to Tuesdays: How to grow your YouTube channel
Social Media has been a key element in digital marketing, whatever the area of business is, for quite a while now. A trend that marketers around the world are observing is that users are moving closer towards the idea of video content. As far as video content goes, the most relevant search engine around the world is (still) YouTube. In today's "How to Tuesdays" post, which is brought to us by Bai...
SEO Fridays - The Realities of 2021
SEO Fridays brought to you by Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing  - Today's focus is on the realities of search results in 2021. What we once knew and worked for, may no longer be the case, 100%. This is exactly why, you should be following this spot, as we bring you up-to-date information on how your SEO efforts should be shifting. You can also get in touch with Korinne  who can give...
The benefits of having a fully-customizable School Management System
We’ve often mentioned that one of the advantages of Intrinsiq is that it is a fully-customizable School Management System. In today’s article we are going to delve deeper into this topic and look at all the reasons as to why this is an advantage. Good Value for Money While it is true that a fully-customizable system is not necessarily the cheapest option, we also want to draw you...
IH Study Abroad Online Workshops – February 2021
Following the success of the 2020 IH Study Abroad Online Workshops, International House World Organisation has the pleasure of hosting two more very special IH Study Abroad Online Workshops for agents in February 2021.  From Young Learner programmes to Language Plus courses we are excited about the options IH can offer you and your clients. IH schools are now teaching both live online less...
How to Tuesdays: How to Boost your Confidence
Whether you need it in your job, or your personal life, or in both, Confidence is a very important accessory for us all to wear at all times. Being confined to working from home for a good chunk of 2020, and in some cases still working from home nowadays too, we thought of sharing this post with you today in order to give you some tips on how you can boost your own confidence in the simplest of wa...
New International House Affiliate: IH Dusseldorf
International House World Organisation is proud to announce its first new affiliate for 2021! Welcome to  GoAcademy! Sprachschule Düsseldorf , now also International House Dusseldorf. In this interview with Director Michael Rönitz, we find out more about the school and why they decided to join the IH family.  How did it all start? Established in 1990, GoAcademy! Spra...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Auditing your SEO
Today's SEO tip, brought to us by Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing , is a very useful exercise for companies to do at the beginning of the year. We strongly suggest you take a look at the questions in the image here below and to get in touch with Korinne if you have any questions related to SEO. She is truly the best there is!! ...
IH OTTI now giving verifiable digital certificates
The IH Online Teacher Training Institute (IH OTTI) has started giving verifiable, digital certificates in order to make the post-course process more streamlined and secure for participants, as well as more environmentally friendly. After participants have finished their course and moderation has taken place (usually around 6 or 8 weeks, depending on the course), they will be sent a unique link ...
Accommodation Allocation Automatic Matching with Intrinsiq
While some schools and education providers within the field of international education are still doing manual homestay allocation, the Intrinsiq system has been developed to such an extent that it allows for students to be matched with the right family….automatically, at the click of a button. Doesn’t that sound magical? Data makes everything possible This kind of automated ma...
The BaiLogik 'How to Tuesdays' - How to use Branding
When it comes to businesses, even organisations within the field of international education, Branding is very useful to help your customers recognise you and to make you stand out. Branding covers areas such as colour schemes, fonts that you use, logos etc. In today's 'How to Tuesdays' post, which is sponsored by BaiLogik , we are going to take a look at how best to use branding in order to make...
IH InTuition to go Carbon Negative from 2021
IH InTuition  have taken the environmental bull by the horns, making the bold commitment to be carbon negative from 2021. This means they will more than offset the carbon emissions from their operations. For IH InTuition, international travel is a big driver of its carbon footprint. Students travel from their own country to a homestay location in the UK,  Ireland  or Malta, an...
SEO Fridays - Thin Content
This week in our  How-to Tuesday post we gave you some suggestions on how you can plan for a successful year ahead. One of the main points we mentioned was the importance of taking the beginning of the year as a chance to look at your channels and work on content. And, if you don't want to take our word for it, don't worry. KAIE Marketing is back with the weekly SEO-related posts and her ...
English UK launches roadmap to lead UK ELT to recovery
A roadmap for how UK ELT can rebuild lost trade after Covid-19 has been publicly launched by industry body English UK. Rebuilding the international market for UK English language teaching: a roadmap to recovery after Covid-19 was shared with stakeholders and English UK members shortly before the nation went into lockdown. The international market recovery roadmap proposes a wide campaign of...
Intrinsiq has NO student or user limit
Today’s article focuses on a very important feature for schools, universities and all education providers. We are referring to the student or user limit feature. It is a well-known fact that the majority of CRM providers on the market offer software types which have a payment structure per user. With Intrinsiq this is NOT the case. In fact, Intrinsiq has no limit on the number of users or ...
How to Prepare for the New Year
Today's post is brought to you by BaiLogik ; Schools & Agents' sister-company. In this  How-to Tuesday,  we aim to help you make the most of the start to 2021. Let's make this year count!   ...
How to Settle back into your routine, post-holidays!
2021 will bring about a change in our usual "How to Tuesdays" posts. In fact, from this year, these posts will be brought to you by BaiLogik . BaiLogik is a sister-company of Schools & Agents, and it focuses on Team Building, HR and Marketing. As a partner of Schools & Agents, BaiLogik will start sponsoring the "How to Tuesdays" posts in which we will be passing on info related to Market...
Be prepared for 2021 - Intrinsiq
2020 was full of surprises, and in more ways than one they were not always pleasant ones. So at the start of the new year, which we hope will be better for everyone in our industry, we are proposing a few ways in which you can make sure to stay on top of things and be prepared for the coming weeks and months. The right CRM can help you achieve more Why do we recommend Intrinsiq ? Here are ...
2020 - Over and Out!
As the sun gets ready to rise on the final day of 2020, I debated with myself long and hard about whether or not to write my usual "Happy New Year" post. Why? Well, simply because this year has been anything but happy. It has been stressful, full of anxiety, packed with hardships, full of doubt. But on second thoughts, I realised that it has also been a year that has brought out the true colours o...
SEO Fridays: Last Minute SEO
The festive season is here and  KAIE Marketing  is giving us some tips to prepare for it! No, we're not giving you our mince pies and Christmas logs recipes, but we are giving you another very important recipe that can help your Search Engine Optimisation even if you are having a bit of a shutdown during this time of year!   ...
The Launch of EdYouGallery TV
January 2021 will bring an exciting new project to life, which is a collaboration between Giovanni Rottura, Thomas Jones and Schools & Agents. This project will be called EdYouGallery TV and it will consist of frequent broadcasts via social media on a variety of Education related matters. Education providers and teachers from around the world are being encouraged to get in touch with us to dis...
IHWO's present for ALL Academic Managers and Trainers
In 2021, for the first time, the annual conference for IH Academic Managers and Trainers will take place online and we are delighted to take this opportunity to offer Academic managers and trainers who are not currently working in an International House school the chance to get a taste of some of the great talks we will have had for IH members. Now, more than ever, International House would lik...
Does your current CRM meet all your school’s requirements?
We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again….a CRM is a vital part of a school’s day-to-day organisation and planning, therefore, it is of utmost importance that your CRM matches the way you run your Academic department, your Marketing department, your Accommodation department, your Accounting department...and so forth. Having the right CRM for your school or universi...
SEO Fridays: 3 Key Things
In today's SEO Fridays post   KAIE Marketing , highlights the 3 things to look out for in 2021, in terms of SEO. These are: - User Experience - Mobile Optimisation - Accuracy Korinne is always happy to provide consultation on SEO, so please feel free to contact her directly, or speak to us, to put you in touch.   ...
LONDONIST DMC have been shortlisted for... Agency Team of the Year & Innovation of the Year
Londonist DMC are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for two more awards; for the Student Accommodation Awards 2020 in the categories Innovation of The Year and Agency Team of the Year! The Awards itself is taking place virtually next Wednesday 9th December and is organised by Property Week, who are well renowned within the PBSA sector. The nomination for “Agency Team of The ...
SEO Friday - Social Media SEO
Throughout this past week we have been posting daily tips on how to improve your social media management. Yesterday, we also had the pleasure of welcoming Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing , our SEO Guru, on our live broadcast, to talk about the importance of Social Media SEO. In case you missed it, you can re-watch the live broadcast here: On the left hand side, in the article image attach...
In case you've missed it, here's our Live Broadcast on Social Media SEO
Earlier on today we had a super interesting session over on our Facebook page where we had the pleasure of welcoming our long-term partner, and SEO guru Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing . The main focus of today's session was on Social Media SEO with a special focus on how to optimise your social media bio and content, as well as the latest Instagram feature which was actually released just two...
How to Tuesdays: How to Manage Social Media Content
As announced on our social media channels earlier on this week, over the next few days we will be sharing loads of tips on how to manage your social media more effiently. Today's 'How to Tuesdays' post will focus on How to Manage Social Media Content. We often receive messages from clients expressing their concern about what to post on social media channels. Sometimes they feel that they run ou...
The Intrinsiq Dashboards
On previous occasions you’ve heard us say that with Intrinsiq everything is possible at just the simple click of a button. In today’s article we are going to focus on how different teams within the school system can stay up to date and be able to view all the important details related to their specific department from one home tab. The Academics Department Intrinsiq provides an ...
SEO Friday - Fresh Content
In today's SEO Fridays post brought to you thanks to KAIE Marketing , our lovely friend Korinne talks about the importance of keeping the content on your website fresh and up to date. Check out our weekly SEO Tips and Tricks here every Friday, and do not hesitate to speak to Korinne for any SEO-related advice. There is truly no one better in the industry....tried and tested :) ...
Check out this ICEF Virtual Berlin Webinar on EdTech
If there is a term that rose to popularity throughout 2020 it's been the term "EdTech", otherwise known as new digital technologies. Three weeks ago, at Schools & Agents, we had the pleasure of attending the ICEF Virtual Berlin event and one of webinars that we really enjoyed attending during this event was specifically the one hosted by Martijn van de Veen from ICEF. Speaking about the imp...
How to Keep up Appearances on Social Media
Everyone is looking for better Customer Care - Here's how you can provide it!   1: Be present on all channels   Make sure you know which social media channels your target audience is present on, and be present there yourselves. From social media, to live chatting services, to email, to phone....if you tell your clients that you can be reached on these channels, make sure that...
SEO Fridays - Google Search Categories
Although Google is something we very likely have all come across, it still brings with it, mysteries yet to be discovered. What happens behind the scenes is what helps us create better content for better SEO rankings. In today's SEO Fridays post  KAIE Marketing explains how Google sorts searches into 3 categories. Sounds simple, right?! However, if you're not sure how to get started with yo...
In case you've missed it, here's our Live Broadcast with Merrick Prep School!
Yesterday we had the pleasure of welcoming the lovely Johanna Ziegler from Merrick Prep School on our Live Broadcast. During our very animated (also thanks to my two noisy dogs) conversation, we discussed the situation in Canada, what it's like for a student to attend a Private Boarding School in Canada, and also how Merrick Prep work with their agents and partners. So if you're interested in...
Intrinsiq Testimonial from Bright World Guardianships, UK
This week we are pleased to share with you what  Bright World Guardianships have to say about us and the experience they’ve had with Intrinsiq over the past years. By means of introduction, Bright World is a Boarding and Guardianships Education Provider that is based in the UK. Their relationship with Intrinsiq started over a decade ago! Speaking about this, Lana Foster who is the ...
How to Tuesdays: How to plan your Content Strategy
When it comes to content creation, one of the biggest struggels many seem to come across is to find the time create this content. We are all very busy focusing on sales and ROI, and we sometimes forget that content is a very important part of our Marketing Strategy. Like everything else in life, a little bit of planning goes a long way in helping us to be more efficient when it comes to our conten...
English UK appoints new chief executive
Jodie Gray has been appointed chief executive of English UK after taking over as interim leader in February 2020.  She said: “I’m humbled and honoured to be the Chief Executive of English UK. This is an endorsement of the English UK staff and the work that we have done together in support of the members and UK ELT and I want to acknowledge and thank every member of the tea...
Green Standard Schools
Green Standard Schools is a not-for-profit association that has been established in order to encourage the adoption of rigorous environmental standards across the language teaching sector. Our aims are: • To lessen the impact that language teaching has on the environment by developing a set of policies and practices that language teaching institutions and their stakeholders can adopt an...
SEO Fridays- Anchor Text in 2020
Today's SEO Fridays post, that is, as usual, brought to us by our favourite SEO guru and partner Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing focuses on Anchor Text, which might be a familiar term to many of us, although we might not know exactly what it means and how it should be used. In this regard, Korinne is very kindly offering our readers some important FREE tips on what anchor text is, and how it c...
News from IHWO
International House World Organisation are very proud to present two very exciting pieces of news. The first is related to the Protect our Planet scheme which IHWO have recently launched. There was no hesitation for the IH Sustainability Badge to be awarded to  IH Rouen - French in Normandy. For many years IH Rouen have worked hard to protect the environment throughout their daily work a...
The Advantages of Student Portals - Intrinsiq
When we asked Intrinsiq about the biggest advantage of student portals, Jonas Farrugia, the Sales and Business Associate at Intrinsiq told us that, “these portals can help each student and teacher stay within their own bubble throughout their stay as they will have a ''virtual'' notice board with all the info they need to know.” In times like these, where safety comes first but where, ...
How to Tuesday: How to Improve your Networking Skills
If there is one thing that we've all missed in 2020 it's face to face networking. We work in a lively and dynamic industry, and networking is part of what makes it so lively and so dynamic, so it is normal that we are missing it. However, just because we cannot network face to face, does not mean that we have to hit the pause button on networking and wait until the pandemic is over before we can g...
Smart Classroom Management with Intrinsiq
Classroom Management can be a tricky discussion for some schools for various reasons: They might not know where to start from They might have started but it’s becoming too complex or too expensive They might be working with a CRM provider but are feeling restricted as to what they can and cannot do They might not know that a good CRM software is part of a good business strategy...
SEO Fridays: Content Length
In today's post,  KAIE Marketing  gives us information about the importance of content length for SEO and why  More is More! The SEO that Korinne does is industry-specific and that makes a whole lot of difference, especially since education travel is a very specific industry. We experienced this first-hand as explained in last week's post . So, if you're looking to improve you...
The ICEF Virtual Berlin 2020 - Our Personal Experience
I’m going to start from the very beginning and tell you all a little story that I’ve told countless partners and industry friends over the years...because it is a story I have fond memories of. 7 years ago, exactly on this day 7 years ago, I walked into the Intercontinental Berlin for the very first time. I had heard many things about the famous ICEF Berlin Workshop and from what peopl...
Day 2 at ICEF Virtual Berlin 2020
ICEF Virtual Berlin...a long-awaited event by many of us in the international education industry. Despite the social media memories of the face to face event, and despite knowing that meeting people in person would have been much nicer, we must say that this event is still one to remember, even in 2020! Efficient technology and top organisation is what's making this event a true success. We've had...
Welcome to Day 1 of the ICEF Virtual Berlin 2020 Workshop
None of us ever though that there would be a time when the whole international education industry wouldn't all meet in Berlin at the beginning of November. However, this year, for the first time ever, the ICEF Berlin workshop is taking place virtually instead of face to face like it normally does. Having said that, safety does come first, and it is certainly in the best interest of all participant...
SEO Fridays - Know your audience!
One of the things that we always insist on when we consult clients in the area of Marketing is that when they are looking for service providers to work with, they look for people who are specialised, not just in the topic, but also in the industry. Here we speak from experience. Before working with Korinne from KAIE Marketing we used to work with a company that is an expert in SEO....albeit not ...
Marketing Tip: “Be prepared for every eventuality, especially during a Crisis”, Intrinsiq
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the Scout Motto of “Be Prepared” is more relevant now than ever before. “Disaster may strike when you least expect it, and it is important that schools are equipped with the right infrastructure to handle crisis situations”, Mark Milford, CEO of Intrinsiq , told us.  Consider this situation Schools are now open an...
How to Tuesdays: Writing more Effective Articles
On Tuesday we give you tips. And, today's are focused on how to write better articles, both for our platform and also for your blogs. Here we go: ...
LanguageCert SELT: Global network further expands having reached full Permit to Operate (PTO) status
LanguageCert, in partnership with PeopleCert and Prometric®, has been awarded a full Permit to Operate (PTO) for the provision of SELT exams. The PTO, issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) means that a further 41 global locations are now approved to provide SELT exams, making a total of 159 UKVI approved SELT Centres around the world. With Centres based in Africa, Asia, Oceania, t...
SEO Fridays: Longtail Keywords
Our SEO post is back, this time focusing on Longtail Keywords.  Korinne from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  explains why these are important when you're working on your SEO. For more information and help with an SEO-strategy, get in touch with Korinne on  korinne@korinnealgie.com   ...
Marketing Tip: “Use this time to look at what Service Providers offer to make the best decision”, Intrinsiq
Observation and Internal Analysis are an important element in Marketing….and there’s no better time than the present to do this. Right now most schools are not very busy with students due to the current global situation, and it is a very wise decision to use this time to look at what services your school needs, what you are currently making use of and to also compare what’s on t...
EduSA Schools Cautiously Optimistic as Borders Re-open for International Travel
After nearly seven months of uncertainty, international students are finally able to enter South Africa to take up study programmes, as South Africa re-opened its international borders on 1 st October 2020. The English language centres of Education South Africa (EduSA) were forced to close their doors in March due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, EduSA, in conjunction with the Sou...
International House opens in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast
We are delighted to announce the opening of two new International House schools in Australia in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast in 2021!  The new schools are part of the  IH Sydney Training Services  group which has schools in Sydney, Bondi Beach, Darwin and Melbourne. With 14 newly renovated classrooms, IH Gold Coast will be opening for English language teaching on January 4th, ...
SEO Fridays: Google Optimisation for Bing
It's Friday so as always we're bringing you our specialised SEO tips for the international education industry. TGIF! In today's SEO Fridays post, Korinne from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing answers the questions:  Does my Google Optimisation work for Bing? Scroll down to get your answer, and if you need help with SEO, Korinne is your go-to person. Contact her on &nbs...
Live Broadcast with IH World
Early this afternoon we had the pleasure of chatting to Giuliana and Lucy about the latest virtual IH workshop which took place on the 12th and 13th October, as well as a new environmentally-friendly initiative that IH have recently launched called 'Protect the Planet'. However, we will speak about this in further detail in our next live broadcast with IH World, so stay tuned to this space for the...
How to Tuesdays: How to handle Remote Team Building (Part 2)
Last week, thanks to our partners BaiLogik , we gave you some tips on how to maintain employee motivation and engagementhigh, especially during these stressful times for our industry. We believe that team building activities are extremely important in this regard. Therefore, today we are going to share with you another list of virtual activities that the team at BaiLogik can help you organise....
What to look for when choosing a CRM for your school - Intrinsiq
Choosing the right CRM for your school or university is a very important decision to make for any education provider as this is something that will affect everything from budgeting, to planning, to forecasting, to business data analysis, and most importantly, it will play a vital role in the customer journey especially when we speak of integrated booking forms, classroom planning and accommodation...
The 9th ELT Malta Virtual Conference comes to a close
The 9th ELT Malta Conference is being held virtually this year over a period of 3 days, from the 8th until the 10th of October 2020. The theme chosen for this year’s conference was “Teaching in Challenging Times”, and this in line with the challenges that the international education industry has faced this past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The three-day virtual event saw th...
International House World Organisation leads IH network to “Protect our Planet”
We all know that the activity of us human beings has a significant impact on the environment. We are polluting the atmosphere and rivers and seas, cutting down forests and ruining unspoilt habitats, dumping plastics into the oceans and causing climate change through the generation of greenhouse gasses. The effect of all this is the extinction of countless species of flora and fauna, extreme wea...
SEO Fridays - Link Health Check
One of the more traditional ways for a website to improve its SEO is to insert external links. However, one should be very careful when doing this because ranking will also depend on the quality of these links. In today's SEO Fridays post, our SEO guru Korinne from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing speaks to us about this topic. If you have any SEO related questions do not hesit...
guard.meCARES about World Mental Health Day
Each of us can contribute to reducing the stigma around mental health. Join us on October 10th, World Mental Health Day. ...
Eaquals supports members with Guidelines for Online Provision
In order to assist Eaquals members with their response to the online and blended learning operational context Eaquals have drawn up a list of the current Eaquals standards and indicators which are particularly relevant to quality online provision. These guidelines were made available to members last month. The list is intended to guide Eaquals members to establish a quality framework for online...
The 9th ELT Malta Virtual Conference
Like many other conferences and events in our industry, the 9th ELT Malta Conference is being held virtually this year. The event is open to English Language teachers in Malta and it will be held over a period of 3 days, from the 8th until the 10th of October 2020. The theme chosen for this year’s conference is “Teaching in Challenging Times”. Like in previous years, the confe...
Interviewing Christina Furtado from guard.meCARES about the upcoming Metal Health Awareness Day
This afternoon we had the pleasure of interviewing Christina Furtado from guard.meCARES about the upcoming Metal Health Awareness Day. On October 10th, World Mental Health Day, guard.meCARES are hosting a webinar that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide participants with a better understanding of mental health. Each of us can contribute, our goal is to ensure participant...
Intrinsiq Testimonial - MC Academy
Sometimes the best kinds of recommendations come from people who have been using a product or service. It is for this reason that, at Intrinsiq , we’ve turned to our clients and partners so that you hear what they have to say about us. In this interview with Harriet Burleigh, who is the Administration Manager at MC Academy in Manchester, we spoke about the type of service that they receive...
How to Tuesdays: How to handle Remote Team Building (Part 1)
Team Building is known to be an extremely important factor in employee motivation and engagement. Our partners at BaiLogik are experts in this field, and it is for this reason that today they are sponsoring a guest post on how they can help you organise you next virtual or remote team building sessions, and help boost your employee morale especially as our industry is going through challenging t...
If you missed our Live Broadcast with The Network Plus, here it is again!
Last Friday, Schools & Agents together with our partners from fRilingue and EDEX, had a lively Facebook Live broadcast on what we do at The Network Plus, and how we plan to stay in touch with you while we wait to, hopefully, meet you face to face on the Swiss Slopes again in March 2021 :) Here's the recording of our broadcast in case you missed it. We would also like to invite you to p...
SEO Fridays - URL Best Practice
Today's SEO weekly post, that is brought to you by KAIE Marketing , focuses on the importance of paying the right attention to URL and URL creation, as this is another important aspect related to how your website ranks in Google (and other) searches. Let's take a look at what Korinne has prepared for us today, and in the meantime, if you have any SEO-related questions, do not hesitate to cont...
Integration with Intrinsiq is a piece of cake!
It is totally understandable that schools have current systems running in place, and that, as much as possible, they wouldn’t want to change absolutely everything when migrating from one CRM to the other. It is for this reason that we have come up with this important article about various kinds of software that can easily be integrated with Intrinsiq. Jotforms Intrinsiq can integrate w...
Education Export Center launches its first magazine
Education Export Center is a Russian non-profit organization that works on bringing together the best forces of Russian and international education to contribute to boosting the number of international students coming to Russia. We serve to building export capacity of Russian universities, promoting recruitment opportunities in Russia among world's leading education consultants and agenc...
How to Tuesdays: How to communicate with agents
Today's 'How to Tuesdays' post is especially dedicated to schools and the different methods that they use in order to get their message across to agents. Whenever schools sign up as members on Schools & Agents they often ask about the availability of the agents list. We always like to make it clear that even though ALL agent profiles will be visible once the school becomes an activated member,...
EdYOUfest is pleased to announce its FREE Double Decker Event
EdYOUfest is happy to present the next - Double Decker - Event which will be held on the 5th October 2020. The Double Decker Event will feature famous industry teacher trainers Dorothy Zemach and Lonny Gold The topics of the CPD will be as follows: - Teacher Resilience in Difficult Times - Working with the Brain instead of Against It Teachers may register for free on this event by fo...
guard.me - Sheridan’s CMTP launches 2020 season with $1 million donation
The Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College is proud to announce its 2020 lineup of new musicals. Almost A Full Moon, burden of proof, and Living the Dream will be workshopped over the next five weeks by Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance Class of 2021. This year, CMTP is also delighted to announce the creation of the Keith & Sharon Segal Fund for ...
The IH - Selling Online Courses - Conference
What do customers really want when it comes to taking an online course? This very important question is something language schools around the globe are trying to answer right now. At International House, we always like to ask ourselves questions and investigate topics which are of interest to our members. For this reason, this year we organised our very first Selling Online Courses Conference, whi...
SEO Fridays - SEO for YouTube Part 3
Over the past weeks we, together with Korinne from KAIE Marketing , have brought to you articles about the importance of optimising your YouTube videos in the correct manner in order to improve your SEO all together.  Let's take a look at what Korinne has prepared for us today, and in the meantime, if you have any SEO-related questions, do not hesitate to contact Korinne by checki...
How to Tuesdays: How to keep Creative Juices flowing in the office
How many of you feel stuck from time to time? How many of you spend hours looking at your office's ceiling hoping that some form of inspiration would miraculously seep through the walls? In today's "How to Tuesdays" post we will be focusing on some tips that might help you keep those creative juices flowing in your office! It's good for you, it's good for your team, and it's especially good for yo...
SEO Fridays: SEO for YouTube Part 2
Following on from last week's post ,  KAIE Marketing continues to tell us more about SEO for YouTube, this week. Korinne will have more tips on this next week, but if you need help in the meantime, she is always here for you! You can reach her by checking out her website  here , or by emailing her on  k.algie@korinnealgie.com   ...
ICEF Berlin 2020 to be held as a virtual event
When we announced ICEF Berlin 2020 as a hybrid event earlier this year, we made it clear that our number one priority is, and always will be, delegate safety. With COVID-19 case numbers in decline at that time, and positive guidance received from the German health authorities, we felt that it would be right to bring the international education community together once again in person this November....
The guard.meCARES Campus Ambassadors Program
In our most recent interview with Jesse Poulin from guard.meCARES we spoke about the company’s dynamic Campus Ambassadors Program which brings together campuses across Canada and students from across the globe.  Who are the Campus Ambassadors? Anyone attending a higher education institution in Canada can be one, and the role of Campus Ambassadors is to actively promote the guard...
Intrinsiq - Software made Simple
When it comes to School Management systems, at Intrinsiq we’ve really gone out of our way to simplify things as much as possible, so that in most cases, most of the data that you need to input or retrieve, can be accessed at the click of a button. On top of that, Intrinsiq is a cloud-based system and this has been the case for many years. In today’s article we are going to look at how ...
How to Tuesday: How to motivate and engage your employees
In today's 'How To Tuesdays' post we chose to focus on something that we feel is very important in every company - be it a school, an agency, or any other type of business. This is the topic of motivation and engagement, and basically we like to describe it as the art of getting things done in a company. Here are some tips that we are proposing... We have chosen to focus on the four options a...
Online Workshop with Canada and USA Schools
Looking for an opportunity to connect directly with Admissions and Enrollment Representatives from private, boarding, and preparatory schools in Canada and the US in one day? Join Prepskills online September 19 for Virtual PrepConnect- an online event that brings together admissions and enrollment representatives, education influencers and experts, and families. You can hear from and connect di...
SEO Fridays: SEO for YouTube
With YouTube ranking as one of the top search engines out there, it is clear that some SEO efforts need to go into content preparation for this channel. This week,  KAIE Marketing has brought to us the first part of what we need to know about improving our YouTube SEO. If you need any SEO tips, Korinne is always here to help. You can reach her by checking out her website  here , o...
Londonist partners with iQ Student Accommodation
Londonist is very excited to announce their partnership with iQ Student Accommodation! The team at Londonist has been hard at work over the past few months to ensure that, now travel is possible again, they can bring the BEST choice of student accommodation in London to their clients and what better way in doing this then by partnering with a well renowned company – iQ Student Accommodati...
QR Code Attendance tracking
“Social Distancing”, “Lack of contact” and “Sanitization” have become the New Phrases of 2020, and as such, education providers around the globe are constantly wrecking their brains to find out new and efficient ways to continue following their day-to-day protocols at school, whilst, at the same time, respecting these safety measures. As far as attendance tracki...
Frontliners and healthcare workers are shown appreciation through free scholarships with Verbalists
If there is one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s that “No man is an island”. And if there is one organization in Education Travel that understands this concept, it is definitely Verbalists Education , a fast growing language network, with more than 4,000 foreign language teachers supporting it, who, together with British LAL Language Centres (LAL), are excited to offer 2 sch...
SEO Fridays - The importance of site security and SEO
This week's SEO post, which is always brought to us by KAIE Marketing focuses on site security, which some of us might take for granted, but which is really important both in terms of the reputation of our website, and therefore our brand, and also in terms of our SEO. Check out what Korinne has to say about all of this here. And remember, that if you need any SEO tips, Korinne is your go-to ...
Interviewing Jesse Poulin about the Campus Ambassadors Program that falls under the guard.meCARES platform
This afternoon (or morning if you're based in Canada like Jesse and the majority of the guard.me team) we had the pleasure of interviewing Jesse Poulin, who is responsible for the Campus Ambassadors Program that falls under the guard.meCARES platform.  Throughout this live broadcase, which you can view in the link below or on all the Schools & Agents social media channels, in cas...
“Schools can have all student info stored in one place” - Intrinsiq
Many schools have systems that keep student info stored in one place, however, problems arise whenever there is some form of miscommunication between the student and the school and backdated emails need to be tracked down for verification. Intrinsiq makes sure that schools get to store ALL their student data in one place, and that also includes correspondence that took place prior to booking. ...
Live Broadcast with Andy Harrison from LanguageCert
Andy Harrison introduces LanguageCert Awarding Organisation, LanguageCert English language qualifications and the Online exams that allow candidates to take their exam from the convenience of their home or office. Explore LanguageCert in this very interesting interview! ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Image SEO
In today's SEO post, Korinne from KAIE Marketing speaks to us about another very important topic. When it comes to optimising websites we tend to focus mainly on our text and ignore the images. However, images need to be optimised too, and by this we mean that they need to be the right size, for example. Check out what Korinne has to say about all of this here. And remember, that if you need any...
Inputting group data has never been easier with Intrinsiq
Whenever we talk about Intrinsiq , we always focus on the fact that the software is easy to maneuver and that many things can be done at just the click of a button. When it comes to data inputting, Intrinsiq is, once again, the go-to CRM for efficiency and ease-of-use. In fact, when entering group info, the Intrinsiq system splits these up into the Expected Students, Leaders and Others. ...
How to Tuesdays: How to work with Agents in International Education
This week's How to Tuesday post is going to be slightly different from our usual format. We normally pick a topic and create an infographic related to that topic based on our experience. This week the topic we've selected is "How to work with Agents in International Education" and instead of an infographic we are going to share with you the video of a webinar that we gave last week in collaboratio...
SEO Fridays: Off-Page SEO
SEO Fridays is back and this week  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing tells us about off-page SEO. Not sure what that is? Keep reading and get in touch with Korinne on k.algie@korinnealgie.com  for more SEO-related help. ...
English UK urges industry to share and sign its business rates petition
English UK’s campaign to get business rates relief granted to all ELT centres has taken a new step with the official launch of the Parliamentary petition we requested over two months ago. Jodie Gray, interim CEO of English UK, said: “It’s taken over two months to be officially accepted as a Government petition, but this week our plea for business rates relief to be granted to ...
Announcing ICEF Berlin 2020: The leading networking forum and first hybrid event of the international education industry
After the resounding success of ICEF’s first virtual event, ICEF Virtual ANZA earlier this month, we are pleased to confirm that the 25th edition of ICEF Berlin will be held from November 1 to 3, 2020 as our first ever hybrid event. Delegates will join us in person at the Intercontinental Hotel, as well as simultaneously online for participants around the world. Spread over 3 da...
“Classroom and Academics Management do not have to be a nightmare any more”- Intrinsiq
When it comes to classroom management, the main users are the teachers and staff, and in some cases, students. It is probably the area of the CRM that is used the most and by the largest number of users. It is for this reason that, at Intrinsiq , we’ve made sure that everything functions simply, yet effectively and efficiently. Classroom Management Problems faced by Academic Staff Wh...
ICEF Webinar: LATAM - reaction to COVID-19 and opportunities as a competitive academic destination
Join us for ICEF's upcoming webinar, where representatives of the international education industry from Latin America will discuss  the region's reaction to COVID-19 and the opportunities it has as a competitive academic destination. This webinar will take place on the 24th of August at 11am COT (Bogotá/Lima), 9am PDT (Los Angeles, Vancouver), 12pm EDT (New York, Toronto), 5pm BST (L...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Creating Title Tags that get clicked
In today's SEO Friday's post, Korinne, from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing speaks to us about the importance of title tags for SEO. Take a look at the tips and tricks below and stay tuned for more weekly SEO updates. Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. ...
Check out our LIVE Broadcast with Londonist this afternoon
This afternoon we were pleased to welcome Umang Gandecha and Dinara Suleimanova from the Londonist team to our live broadcast. During this stream we spoke about the latest developments at Londonist and we went into detail in terms of international student wellbeing in the Londonist residences, especially in relation to staying safe, social distancing and social interaction. We also discussed ...
How To Tuesdays: Getting more Visibility on Schools & Agents
In today's  How to Tuesdays we'd like to share some information about additional/top-up services that we have developed over time, to help all of you get more visibility amongst our followers. We always insist on the importance of being present on social media and on third party websites, because this is where your customers and business partners are. The services explained below can hel...
Intrinsiq offers flexible payment schemes to help schools
At Intrinsiq we often mention the fact that we really do try our best to listen to our clients and their needs. Over the past months we have spoken to various schools who have expressed a solid interest in us due to  the fact that we are Cloud-based . Some of the most popular services requested have been fully integrated Online Booking Forms , and also efficient Homestay Management and...
guard.me Campus Ambassador Program Honoured with Prestigious Award Nomination
Connecting student leaders across Canada, guard.me has been named PIEoneer Award finalist for its Campus Ambassador Program. Students living away from home for the first time have a myriad of new skills to learn and obstacles to contend with – even more so for international students adjusting to a new culture and language. That’s why  guard.me International Insurance , ...
ATTN: Schools and Teachers!! Giveaway alert!!
As proud partners and sponsors of the EdYOUfest 2020, we are happy to give 10 lucky teachers a free pass to this year's EdYOUfest ! So if you are in education...whether you are a language teacher, a mainstream language teacher, a higher language education provider....just drop us a line here and the first 10 teachers who get in touch will get a free pass. The 2020 EdYOUfest Dates : 17th...
In case you've missed it, here's our Live Broadcast!
Today the Schools & Agents team braved the world wide web and went online to stream our own Live Broadcast since we started doing these back in April. In our live broadcast, which I must admit was more difficult and nerve-wrecking than a live broadcast with a school, an agent or an organisation, we spoke about various topics related to how Schools & Agents has been handling the past few mo...
SEO Fridays: Meta Descriptions
And for today's SEO Tips & Tricks  KAIE Marketing  is telling us more about meta descriptions and how to use them.  As always Korinne can be reached on  k.algie@korinnealgie.com  for more SEO-related help. One final point...Here's a shoutout to KAIE Marketing, as yesterday was their second birthday! Congratulations!! ...
How has guard.me been supporting staff, students and friends throughout the pandemic?
guard.me is known in the international education industry for being the organisation that always cares about the wellbeing of its partners, and the Covid19 situation has been a real test for us all in this industry. And as always, guard.me was there to support everyone - from members of staff, to students, to partners - thanks to a series of mental wellness webinars. During the live broadcast tha...
Why is it important for Schools to have good Online Booking Forms?
How many of you, schools, have online booking forms that you use for direct bookings? How efficient are these online booking forms, and are they connected to your school’s main database? As a school, do you have a system in place which enables you to track potential students? Can you track those who started filling out your online form and then stopped at one point during the process? Does y...
How to Tuesdays: How to Identify your Unique Selling Points (USP's)
In conversations that we have with schools, agents and service providers alike, the topic of USP's or Unique Selling Points often comes up and it is quite shocking to find out that people in our industry still sometimes struggle to come up with what their USP's are. When asking schools about their USP's, we often get replies such as " our teachers are all qualified "; or " we have amazing cours...
The second IH Study Abroad Online Workshop
Following the success of the  first two IH Study Abroad Online Workshops that took place in June , International House World Organisation held two more online workshops in July for IH schools and study abroad agents to meet. On July 28 th  and 29 th , we were joined by representatives from 24 IH schools who had the opportunity to meet with more than 30 agents from countries incl...
SEO Fridays: Jargon
If all the search engine optimisation jargon has got you confused, look no further.  KAIE Marketing  is here to explain in understandable terms! For any SEO-related services, feel free to get in touch with us or directly with Korinne on  k.algie@korinnealgie.com . ...
Intrinsiq’s Support and Implementation Strategy: “We will hold your hand throughout the whole process”!
When working with any service provider, be it in terms of CRM, or any other services that you might require, we always stress on the importance of smooth communication between provider and client, not just at the beginning, but throughout the whole process - from when the client engages with the provider, right until the moment of launch; and even post-launch. That way client satisfaction is ens...
IALC & Edvisor launch combined agency Virtual Roadshows across 2020-21
IALC is very pleased to announce that their exclusive partnership with Edvisor, the leading technology provider in the education travel industry, has taken an exciting next step through the launch of a series of IALC & Edvisor Virtual Roadshows over the next 12 months. For nearly 40 years, IALC has been accrediting independent language centres and, as one of the leading Associations in th...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Optimising your Instagram
Would you like to use Instagram for your company account but you're not sure where to start? No worries!  KAIE Marketing  and Schools & Agents are here to help. Remember that if you have any SEO related questions, feel free to get in touch with Korinne on  k.algie@korinnealgie.com . ...
How to make the most of your S&A membership
Today's "How to Tuesdays" post is dedicated to our memberships. We would like to share with you some tips on how to make the most of your subscription with us. Having said that, if you prefer to have a more focused chat about your specific membership, or about how your organisation can benefit from being registered with S&A, do not hesitate to contact us, and we'll be more than happy to organi...
Intrinsiq goes Live this coming Thursday!!
Join Intrinsiq as they go live on the Schools & Agents social media this coming Thursday at noon CEST. Mark Milford and Jonas Farrugia will both be present during this live discussion to talk about the new updates, how we are helping schools to adapt to the new normal and also to discuss some of the main CRM-related school pain points. The discussion will cover the following topics: ...
Eaquals runs successful online AGM & unveils plans for year ahead
The Eaquals 2020 online AGM took place on 9th July and welcomed Julie Wallis as incoming Trustee and Thom Kiddle who will serve a second term as Vice Chair on the Eaquals Board of Trustees. Executive Director, Lou McLaughlin, provided an overview of the projects and developments over the last 12 months. The current frameworks have been developed to provide a German version for the current Eaqua...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - The importance of ALT Text on Social Media
As many of you might have noticed, every time we upload images on to our social media channels, we get asked whether we want to add an ALT text. Unfortunately, this step is sometimes ignored by businesses, and that is a big mistake. Check out this infographic below brough to you by KAIE Marketing and Schools & Agents, to find out why adding an ALT text is a necessary and important step whene...
Londonist DMC adding to their portfolio of London Residences
Londonist is very excited to announce that they have 4 new residences in London! Being an award-winning student accommodation agency, they understand the different living needs and wants of their students. That’s why they are constantly always on the lookout to expand their fast-growing portfolio. So, whether their students’ top preference be location, on-site amenities or room siz...
Keeping up with the Trends with Intrinsiq
Interpreting data is very often a laborious and time-consuming task, and frankly not a very welcome one, especially when this has to be added to a long to-do list that our friends in schools have. At Intrinsiq , we are pleased to inform you that this laborious task can just be changed to a simple “click of a button” thanks to the powerful features of the Intrinsiq platform. Agent ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - The importance of Google Analytics
In Digital Marketing in general, Google Analytics is a very useful tool in helping businesses to collect data and metrics. This would, in turn, help such businesses to plan their marketing campaigns better and more efficiently. So if you don't have Google Analytics yet, make sure to get it!! This tip was brought to you by our SEO expert Korinne Algie from  Korinne Algie International...
What makes Intrinsiq better than other CRM providers?
In today’s article we are going to look at various aspects that make the Intrinsiq platform  stand out as a management tool in education management. Below we shall be reviewing some key points which, in our opinion, are the reason we believe Intrinsiq is the best CRM choice for education providers in our industry. So why Intrinsiq? - Intrinsiq is cloud-based and constantly ...
How to Tuesdays: Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement is defined as the discretionary effort that an employee will give to the company and his/her team. It is always important to have these employees as it results in more loyalty and less turnover. Now, after a worldwide pandemic, having engaged employees is essential and it is our job to help each other get there. Here are some suggestions on how you can do that: ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - What Should I do First?
Getting your head around SEO can be overwhelming, so our SEO expert Korinne Algie from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  is here to help. Today we're focusing on where to start and what to focus on most. Check out what Korinne has to say about this below. Also remember that if you have any SEO related questions, feel free to get in touch with Korinne on  k.algie@kori...
Did you know that some schools still use CRM systems which are not on Cloud?
Schools often tell us that they would love to have a cloud-based system  to manage the day-to-day running of their school efficiently...and we totally agree with them. Cloud based systems are highly efficient and also effective for a variety of reasons including increased capacity, scalability, functionality, as well as reduced maintenance and cost for computer infrastructure or members of s...
How to Tuesdays: How to create a good website
Website creation is not only a technical job, it is also a very customer-focused one. And it is for this reason that today we are compiling a list of important aspects that we think you should take into consideration if you are thinking of changing your website or even of updating it.  If you have any questions about this whole concept, or about any one of the points we mention, do not hes...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
As is our tradition, on Friday we stop to look at some important and effective SEO tips with our industry SEO expert Korinne Algie from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing . Today's focus is on how frequently we, as companies, need to take care of our SEO. Just like going to the doctor for regular check ups is a highly recommended routine for our health and wellbeing, so are regular ...
Welcome to the Intrinsiq Newsletter
At Intrinsiq we are pleased to announce that as of the end of June we will be sending out a monthly newsletter to all of our clients and followers. This will be a way to stay in touch with you more regularly and also to keep you up to date with our services, promotions and any special offers that we launch from time to time. In this newsletter we will also be sharing various tips and tricks on ...
English UK announces summit to discuss and begin industry post-Covid recovery
How will the UK’s ELT industry recover and rebuild after Covid-19? To support and lead the way, English UK has announced a groundbreaking summit so members and international partners can share expert insight and discuss individual opportunities in 1-2-1 meetings. Tim Barker, English UK’s business development director, said: “As the UK moves out of lockdown, we and our membe...
How to Provide Better Customer Care
Customer Care has always been an essential part of every business, yet so many tend to let many things slide when it comes to this area. There's no nice way of putting such shortcomings, but to say that it's wrong! Now more than ever, taking care of customers is the least you can do. Just like the rest of us, our customers have dealt with tough times, and the fact that they've chosen your services...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Today's post focuses on another important topic that many companies often inquire about - and that is how to get quality backlinks. We all know that backlinks are super important for SEO, but the difficult seems to be on how to get good links. Today Korinne, from KAIE Marketing, speaks to us about how to attract quality backlinks. Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  offers to...
International House World Organisation launches IH Online Promise
International House World Organisation is known for its excellent teaching standards and quality commitment to all students in IH schools around the world. When affiliating to IHWO, International House schools commit to meeting detailed quality charters that they are inspected against regularly. This means creating interactive and engaging lessons that help students progress and communicate and...
Quality English announces partnership with Macmillan Education
QE is delighted to announce a new corporate partnership with Macmillan Education which is designed to bring additional exclusive benefits to its licensed schools and colleges. The collaboration includes weekly webinars from academic experts on a wide range of topics as well as the new QE Digital Awards and weekly drop-in sessions for QE schools. The webinar topics so far have been “Making...
How to Tuesdays: How to grow your YouTube channel
YouTube is one of the most used search engines in international education, and unfortunately many schools and agencies in our industry either do not have an account, or do not use it well. There are various ways in which you can populate your YouTube channel with good quality content, and content that increases your number of subscribers. In today's infographic we look at merely 4 ways, however, t...
“What if we ask YOU what you’d like?” - Intrinsiq
Many countries around the world have finally started getting the green light to reopen their schools following the Coronavirus nightmare. Many schools have had to adapt to a new normality and, over the past few weeks and months, have implemented new systems into the day-to-day running of their schools, which might now become obsolete. At Intrinsiq , we would like to make the transition to a new ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
When it comes to SEO, we are often told by people (sometimes people who consider themselves to be pros in the field), that SEO is all about paying for traffic or backlinks. This, along with some other practices discussed in the infographic below, is considered to be very harmful and that it, indeed, does more harm than good. It is for this reason that we always recommend discussing your SEO with i...
IH Study Abroad Online Workshops
Who says that during Covid-19 we can't have a live Study Abroad Workshop? Social distancing, face masks, travel restrictions? Not a problem! With great enthusiasm from both agents and IH schools, on the 3rd and 4th June we had the pleasure of organising our very first International House Study Abroad Online Workshops. We were joined by representatives from 24 IH schools, who had the chance to m...
Did you know that some schools still do paper registers?
Attendance is a key element in the day-to-day running of a school. It keeps track of where the students are, how many classes they attend, whether they can move up a level or not, how much of the syllabus they’ve completed...and in general, the level of commitment of any particular student, which very often determines whether or not they get a certificate at the end of their stay at the scho...
How to Tuesdays: How to get ready for the "New Normal"
We're all dying to get back to normal. But what will the new normal be like? Will it be like the old normal? We think not. And for this reason, today we've decided to dedicate our "How to Tuesdays" post to giving you some tips on what to take into consideration when planning for the "new normal". ...
We are ready to move forward with you!
Various countries have started announcing the day when they will open up their airports. Schools are making the necessary arrangements to adjust to the new normality and to start welcoming students back to their schools. A semblance of normality is beginning to show its face, and light at the end of a long tunnel is beginning to appear again.   Throughout all this, at Schools ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Today's SEO tip is related to a question that clients often ask us: "Why is a 'google-my-business' listing important?" Today, our SEO guru Korinne Algie from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing answers this very same question. Here you go...and remember that if you have any SEO-related questions, get in touch with Korinne, and have a chat with the expert herself!  Korinne Algie...
Robin Adams leads new IALC Board
IALC is delighted to announce that the Association has elected Robin Adams, President of CES North America, as its new President. Robin, who previously served as Vice-President for Marketing, leads an international Board of Directors drawn from IALC Member Schools across seven countries. Reflecting upon being named President of IALC, Robin said: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to c...
The 2020 Version of the IH Study Abroad Workshop kicks off!
2020 will forever go down in history as the year which revolutionized the way we do business. But at we always say, our industry is a dynamic one and if there is someting that we will never do, that is 'giving up'. Back in March we might have thought that the virus would kill our business, but instead we have managed to think outside the box and managed to stick to our plans....even if that meant ...
How to Tuesdays: How to use Branding
Branding is your company's identity kit. It is what sets you apart from everybody else....and in an industry that depends very much on online promotion, branding is a very important aspect that, unfortunately, sometimes tends to get ignored.   Send us a message on bernice@schoolsandagents.com so that we can help you showcase who your company really is!! ...
Did you know… some Schools still do Manual Home Stay Allocation?
Many schools offer homestay accommodation as one of their options for when students book courses at their school. This is still a very popular choice among students mainly because living with a host family not only allows the student to have a home away from home, but also to continue practising the language even once classes are finished and also to learn about the culture and gastronomy of the c...
LanguageCert SELT Exams for UK Visas & Immigration - Re-opening of SELT centres
As of 1 June 2020, 31 of our global SELT centres will be operational, complying with local policy and guidelines regarding COVID-19. Over the coming weeks, as in-country restrictions start to ease, our list of operational SELT centres is likely to grow. The full list of our operational SELT centres is available on our website:  https://www.languagecert.org/en/exam-types/selt-test-a-exams &n...
SEO Tips & Tricks with Korinne - Duplicate Content
It's time for our SEO Friday Tips & Tricks with Korinne. Today we are focusing on why Duplicate Content is Bad.   If you have any SEO-related questions, get in touch with Korinne, and have a chat with the expert herself?  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. F...
Introducing ICEF Virtual Events
ICEF launches virtual networking events for education agents focused on the Americas and Australia/New Zealand                   After 25 years of holding face-to-face networking events for international education professionals, ICEF today announced two new virtual events, taking place online in August 202...
IH Study Abroad Online Workshops
On the  3rd  and  4th June   International House World Organisation will have the pleasure of hosting two very special IH Study Abroad Online Workshops for agents.  IH schools have been working hard to create live and interactive online programmes that deliver the same high quality IH experience for your students. From Young Learner Programmes to Language Plus cou...
How to Tuesdays: How to Stay in Touch with Clients and Partners during COVID19
There's no denying that these are difficult times, and during the past weeks (or has it been months now?!?) we've had many conversations with clients and industry partners during which we've always ended up talking about the same two topics. The first is, without a doubt, the struggle we're all facing in this period. The second topic, and a much more heart-warming one, is how much we miss running ...
IH Teens Explorer Programme -Summer Virtual Experience & Language Learning and Adventures
IH MALTA              IH CAPE TOWN               IH NEWCASTLE Young learners can participate in the  IH Teens Explorer Virtual Experience from the comfort of their own homes and join other students virtually from all over the world. The programme consists of a m...
Incredible offer from Londonist on Studio Rooms!
Summer arrived! At Londonist Summer means giving and we are giving up to 50% discount on all our  studio rooms ,  ZONE 1  Included!  If you are: looking for flexible summer accommodation , starting  from three nights  or more a student or a young professional  looking for a co-living space in  central London  ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Optimising for Voice Search
Today's SEO Tips & Tricks with Korinne focuses on the importance of Optimising for Voice Search.  If you have any SEO-related questions, get in touch with Korinne, and have a chat with the expert herself?  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. For further informatio...
Tracking Agent Commissions
The topic of this week’s discussion with Intrinsiq is focused on Tracking Agent Commissions, which is sometimes a challenge for some schools. When talking to Mark Milford, CEO of Intrinsiq, he told us that “some of our clients reported that they sometimes had a 6-figure commission bill that literally popped out of nowhere...and let’s face it, no one likes those kinds of bills!!...
The Double Decker - A FREE trip with the best teacher trainers
Gallery Languages are happy to offer and introduce a new series of online teacher training events for English language teachers and specialists from all around the World. This will be in the form of two presentations of 45 minutes each, which will be held twice in the same day so that everybody, regardless of which time zone they are living in, can still attend and enjoy them. The Double...
Londonist Dublin opening
Sure, you want your students to live somewhere brilliant while studying in Dublin, and we are super proud to announce that Londonist now have The. Perfect. Place. for your students! Check this out! You want student accommodation close to the action, but quiet enough to get some serious work done? Check! LIV Student Dublin- the new Londonist student residence, in the heart of the city, liter...
The Importance of Forecasting in Marketing
‘Forecasting’, ‘Agent Trends and Numbers’, ‘Big Data Management’...these are all phrases which form part of the day-to-day vocabulary of any Marketer within the field of international education.  These are all very useful techniques that schools use in order to help them with their marketing strategy and with their planning. However, as one can imagine, ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Bounce Rate
Today's SEO Tips & Tricks with Korinne focuses on Bounce Rate and what can help to minimise this.  If you have any SEO-related questions, get in touch with Korinne and have a chat with the expert herself?  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. For further informatio...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Today's SEO Tips & Tricks with Korinne spot aims to answer a very important question that a lot of schools, agents and service providers in international education ask us frequently.  Do we really need SEO? Does it really help our Marketing campaigns? Why is SEO necessary? The infographic below answers these questions very simply. So if you're still in doubt about whether SEO ...
QE Online Courses and e-Missions
At Quality English, we take quality-assurance very seriously and we created a highly-qualified working committee comprising of QE staff, and owners and Academic Directors of QE schools from numerous countries to oversee the development of a quality-assurance process for QE Online Courses. Their brief was to ensure that they meet the same high standards that students and agents expect from QE schoo...
IH Directors' Conference - Together online
Every year, at the beginning of May, there is an event that IH members (and even us at S&A) really look forward to: The International House Directors' Conference. This event provides an invaluable opportunity for all International House Directors to meet, discuss best practice and share new ideas and innovations. The conference is hosted by an IH school in a different location each year and in...
Introducing ICEF Exchange, the podcast for education professionals
ICEF launches regular podcast to address the challenges facing international education around the world Long known as a leader within the international education sector, ICEF is excited to launch ICEF Exchange . Brought to you by the same team responsible for ICEF Monitor, this innovative new podcast series brings together ICEF experts and student recruitment professionals from around the w...
How to Tuesdays: How to use Social Media for Business
In our 'How to Tuesdays' post last week we looked at which social media platforms are ideal for the international education industry. This week we are going to expand on that topic and we are going to look at How to use Social Media for Business. In this post we will just scratch the surface of the do's and dont's of social media in our industry, however, if you wish to have a more in-depth discus...
“Online booking forms make it easier to recruit students” - Intrinsiq
How many of us have tried filling up some kind of online booking form and then stopped half way because it was too complicated or because we were being asked for unnecessary data that we felt was just ‘too much’? That in itself is enough to scare people away. However, it is also important to keep in mind that booking forms are not just there to make bookings. On the contrary, they can ...
Tourist businesses worth billions may close because they are excluded from Government's Coronavirus tourism and leisure rate relief scheme
Trade associations representing thousands of tourist businesses, together with the Local Government Association, have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking him to urgently change civil servants' interpretation of his Coronavirus Business Rates Relief Scheme, launched to support the UK's hospitality and leisure industries. Tour and coach operators, English language schools, destinati...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
It's Friday and a public holiday in a lot of countries....but at this stage we've lost track of what days are holidays, weekends or work days. So we thought we'd bring you our 'SEO Fridays - Tips and Tricks with Korinne' just the same. We know you love it. Today's topic is one that I personally really enjoyed learning about - Readibility. Sometimes we read website text and it is so obvious that...
How to Tuesdays: How to be more efficient on Social Media
In today's 'How to Tuesdays' post we are going to take a look at the top 5 most efficient social media platforms within the international education sector. In this article we share with you some info on each one of these platforms. However, becoming efficient on these platforms takes quite a bit of personalised research. If you need any tips on how to be more efficient on social media, do not h...
What happens once we get back to normal?
It’s the moment we’re all waiting for...that moment when our authorities will tell us that things can go back to normal. Or will they? For most of us this has ‘only’ been going on for a few weeks, but I’m sure many of you agree when we say that it feels like a lifetime. And this is also partly because of the human’s ability to adapt despite the hardships. Howeve...
Language Tourism in Spain Collapses due to Covid19
The spread of the COVID-19, the limited mobility due to the state of alarm and the closure of borders is causing serious consequences on countless economic sectors in our country and where language tourism is among the most affected. That is why FEDELE (Federation of Spanish Schools in Spain), representing 102 Spanish schools distributed throughout the national territory, requests the government m...
SEO Webinars with Korinne
At Schools & Agents we are proud to announce a new series of Webinars related to the topic of SEO which will obviously be brought to you by the guru herself, Korinne Algie from  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing.  These webinars will focus on SEO basic tricks and skills which are useful and necessary for anyone in International Education so we would definite...
International House Directors’ Conference 2020 goes online
Every May, International House school directors from our global network across 52 different countries come together for our annual conference and AGM. The 2020 IH Directors’ Conference was due to be hosted by IH Sydney and our plans included dinner at the Sydney Opera House and several days of presentations, workshops and networking together.  In the current Covid-19 crisis, travel...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Many of you look forward to this section on Friday because it shares some useful tips and tricks related to SEO, a topic which for most of us, ourselves included, may be a bit scary. For this reason, each Friday, our good friend and SEO guru Korinne Algie from  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  shares with us and our followers some simple yet useful SEO tips and tri...
Mental Help Tools for Coping amidst Covid19 - Canadian company guard.me makes its mental health webinars available free of charge
In the midst of a global pandemic, another serious healthcare issue is looming. As Canadians struggle to meet the unprecedented challenges of these times, mental wellness is increasingly at risk. While essential workers may be particularly vulnerable due to the nature of their work, no one is immune to mental health issues. Individuals of all ages and from all walks of life have been forced to adj...
Londonist DMC launch new API Code System
Londonist launched a great development recently. They have started to provide API codes to their partners, to have instant access on the Londonist available residences, room types, descriptions, prices, and extra services. Here's further info in this video! You can make use of Londonist API to check instant availability for the options available depending on your student's check in and out da...
New offer from Londonist
New academic year plans? Book your room now and pay later! Londonist DMC   want to make sure that your students can continue with their plans even during this uncertain period. You can secure your students' room now without paying any fees for the next academic year. If the situation is still unstable and your students' plans change, you can cancel your booking. There will be no cancella...
How to make use of Time away from Work
In today's  How to Tuesdays we are sharing some ideas on how you can make better use of this time. We think it's important to prepare for better, busier days because days will get better and busier! Schools & Agents can help with any of the points mentioned below, so please send us a message if you want to know more:   ...
Join our FREE Live Discussion on Wednesday!
We would like to invite you to join out upcoming Live Discussion that we will be hosting for our members and followers. Date : Wednesday 22nd April, 2020 Time : 1200hrs CEST (noon) Place :  https://www.facebook.com/SchoolsAgents Over the past weeks we have spoken to you about the issues that schools sometimes encounter when they integrate video conferencing into their distance...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Today's SEO topic focuses on a question that many industry players ask us, and that is about whether they need to optimise their website in different languages or whether it is enough to just do it in English. So we asked our expert friend Korinne Algie, from  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  to give us her thoughts on the matter...and here's what she had to say! ...
Schools & Agents Members - No need to renew now!
Dear Members, If your membership has expired or is about to expire, we are not expecting you to renew now. You can keep using our services as usual, and when all of this is over we'll talk about renewals. In the meantime, if we can help in any way, please let us know! Take Care and hope to see you all very soon <3   ...
How to Integrate Video Conferencing into Distance Learning
At Intrinsiq , we are pleased to announce that we will be offering 2 Live Webinars which will be held this Friday 17th April 2020, via the Schools & Agents Platform. The title of this webinar is “How to Integrate Video Conferencing into Distance Learning” and throughout the one-hour session we will be focusing on the following areas: How to manage video in your overall schoo...
How to Tuesdays: How to deliver Professional Online Lessons
Being trapped indoors, businesses shut down, travelling banned is all scary and worrying, but we also want to look at it as a time to reflect, plan and learn. We have therefore launched a series of webinars that will help education providers, agents and service providers in the education travel industry, develop their skills. The aim is to help you maintain the professionalism that your customers ...
Live Webinar for Schools: How to Integrate Video Conferencing into your Distance Learning
At Schools & Agents we are proud to announce our first series of Live Webinars which will be held this week, on the 15th and 17th of Apri 2020. These webinars are targetting at schools and they focus on How to Integrate Video Conferencing into Distance Learning. You have four slots to choose from and the same webinar will be delivered in each slot. You can choose from: Webinar 1: Wedne...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
In today's 'SEO Fridays' post, our partner Korinne Algie, from  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  talks to us about the importance of a website's page loading time and gives us some insight as to why it is not ideal for a page to take long to load. Here's what she has to tell us today: Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  offers top-qua...
IALC launches IALC Online for virtual language courses
Despite these difficult times all IALC-accredited language schools continue to provide world-class tuition and services to suit the needs of language learners across the world. IALC is pleased to announce the launch of IALC Online, a new specialised online course area for international study travel agencies at www.ialc.org . For nearly 40 years, IALC has been accrediting independent lang...
Covid-19 Update: How Londonist DMC support their students
The outbreak of coronavirus has dramatically changed our daily life. This situation is unprecedented for all of us, but together we will get through it. At Londonist, student safety, as always, is their top priority and the team are doing their best to help and support these students during this difficult period. In fact Londonist DMC have claimed that, "we are actively monitoring the coronavirus ...
Check out our upcoming LIVE Webinars
Everything is at a standstill. Schools are closed. Students are at home. And in most cases, based on lots of conversations we've had with business partners from across the globe, members of staff in various institutions are using all of their time to come up with creative ways to keep their businesses afloat. And this is where we come in. We believe that now is the best time to focus on all of tho...
ATTENTION SCHOOLS: Classes are being hacked on ZOOM!
Due to the current global crisis the international education industry has practically moved totally online. A lot of schools are now delivering online classes and a lot of them are using the platform Zoom. While we agree that this is very efficient, and have encouraged industry players to use it in the past (we even use it ourselves!!), we have recently been made aware by our partners and CRM expe...
How to Tuesdays: How to communicate with remote teams
Pretty much the whole of our industry is now operating remotely. Many of us have been doing it for years. Schools & Agents, for example, has been operating remotely since the very beginning, 11 years ago. But in a lot of other cases this is something that has had to happen due to the unprecedented circumstances that we are living in. So today, we are going to share some of our experience to he...
BOSSA analyses the impact of Covid-19 on Chinese Students
Beijing Overseas Study Service Association conducted a survey of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on overseas Chinese students. By the date of this report’s public release, over 240,000 people from over 160 countries have confirmed cases of infection. Chinese students, as the largest group of overseas Chinese, are directly impacted by the pandemic. This past week, a large number of countries...
Covid-19: information for the UK English language teaching industry
With the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic causing global concern, we have compiled the most up-to-date information and advice relevant to the UK English language teaching industry; are running regular Q&As and webinars to support members in all aspects of their work; and are lobbying the UK Government for essential support for our industry. This is a fast-moving situation and w...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
It's Friday and once again it's time for SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne Algie from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing . We've got another very interesting and useful SEO topic today, which many of us tend to ignore. We used to ignore this ourselves until Korinne came along and saved the day so now we pay a lot of attention to ALT text and we believe that so should you :)...
Londonist DMC come back with another super offer
It's in times like these when the true colours of our industry come out. Our friends and long-term partners at Londonist DMC have come up with yet another super offer for your students when booking their London accommodation in these uncertain times. In fact they are giving students the possibility to book for their upcoming academic year with the possibility to cancel this for free up to fou...
Londonist DMC launches it's Virtual Reality Experience of their London Accommodation
The first virtual reality Londonist experience is live now on the Londonist website , and now you can explore any one of their residences from the comfort of your couch! Immerse yourself in the Londonist VR environment and get a taste of their amazing facilities from the comfort of your home. Due to the quarantine, all onsite viewings have obviously stopped, and therefore, the Londonist VR tou...
How to post efficiently on Social Media
As most of us are stuck at home, we would recommend using this time to your advantage, especially to explore areas of your business that have often been left neglected due to busy schedules and a lot of pressure. One of these areas is  Social Media , so today we'd like to take this opportunity to give you some tips on when it is best to post of different social media platforms. This in...
Don’t Panic...Use this time and turn it into an opportunity!
Over the past weeks we have been speaking to a lot of schools and we have also seen a lot of schools transition from face-to-face to online teaching. In the majority of cases, distance learning was something that the school had probably been considering for quite a while, but never got round to actually doing it. And then BOOM! Covid-19 happened, and they had no other choice. It is for this reason...
It's time for SEO Fridays
It's Friday and we know that a lot of you have started looking forward to these SEO tips and tricks that we bring to you on a weekly basis thanks to our amazing and super-talented SEO partner Korinne Algie . Today's topic is one we can definitely all relate to, especially since most of us are stuck at home for our safety. The topic is E-A-T.....but obviously this has a slightly more complex (and...
PRODIREKT brings high schools in Canada closer to the students in the emerging markets
We are going through turbulent times. That is fact. But what is also a fact is that as an industry we need to continue supporting our students, and that, very often also means looking ahead and planning for when this ordeal is over and for when we can all get back to normal lives. This is what  PRODIREKT , a USA based academic advisor and an educator, who owns   the Verbalists Langua...
How to Tuesdays: How to stay motivated while working from home
Staying motivated while working from home can be tricky, especially for those who are used to being constantly on the go. Here are some tips to manage it better. ...
Bringing Distance Learning closer to you
Over the past weeks, many schools have been asking us about our recommendations for moving online so that they can continue giving lessons to their students remotely. For this reason we have been working closely with our trusted Software partners Intrinsiq so as to answer some of the main questions that you have been asking us. So here we go… Is it possible for a school to integrate On...
Update from guard.me about the COVID19 Situation (important info for students)
guard.me International Insurance have recently issued to following statement which is especially relevant to international students in the light of the COVID19 pandemic that has hit the world in these past weeks. It is important for schools to pass on this information to students so that they know what their rights are. Here is the statement: "We are receiving a high volume of calls regarding c...
It's time to go Online...Social Media Help is Here!
Schoolsandagents.com started off as an online directory 11 years ago. Bernice and I worked in a language school at the time, and we came across the website while trying very hard to connect with agents.  Eventually, we were both looking for a change of scene, so we got in touch with Marcus, the previous owner of this platform...and the rest is history.  In these difficult times, we fe...
Londonist DMC help out during these difficult moments!
The current period is a difficult one for everyone, and especially for those who are far from their families and loved ones. It is for this reason that Londonist DMC have thought of a way to help out in these difficult times that we, as a human race but also as an industry are going through.  The Londonist team wants to assure its clients that they are here for them, and that they are co...
It's time for SEO Fridays
It's Friday, which means that it's time for SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne from  Korinne Algie Internatioanl Education Marketing and Communications . In today's tip we are focusing on how long texts and content should be. Here you go... Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education co...
EduSA centres close doors, go online amid COVID-19 prevention measures
Since the South African government declared a national state of disaster on Sunday 15 th March, including closing schools two weeks prior to the upcoming Easter holidays,  to curb the spread of COVID-19, EduSA centres had been preparing for the inevitable closure of post-school learning centres, which was finally announced by the Department of Higher Education and Training in the late after...
How can a good CRM help during a Crisis Management Situation?
The world is going through a crisis. Our industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 virus and, as a result, is going through a crisis too. There is only so much we can do in such a situation except for ensuring the safety of our staff and students, and keeping our agents and parents constantly up to date with what is going on while trying to keep their kids as occupied as possible if they haven&rs...
How to Tuesdays: How to Manage Covid-19 Anxiety
We are living in special times, and special times call for special measures. Many of us have had to adapt to a new lifestyle in a matter of days. From working is busy offices bustling with activity, we are now stuck at home trying to keep our boats afloat. Needless to say, such situations are very stressful and can lead to a lot of anxiety. It is for this reason that today we've decided to dedicat...
Lead5050 Offers Free Programs to Bolster Organizational Support Systems in Response to Health and Economic Impacts
In response to emerging health and economic conditions impacting the international education sector, Lead5050 is offering an online workshop and virtual support sessions daily to help leaders build trust, resilience and community within their organizations. The workshop, called “Sharpen Your Business Edge With Soft Power”, will take place on March 19. The virtual support sessions will ...
Stay Safe with guard.me
guard.me is famous for keeping people within the international education industry safe at all times. Even now, while the world is pretty much in sheer panic, they have come up with some useful tips on how to stay safe to to keep students safe in these difficult times. – Wash your hands with soap and water, especially before preparing, handling, serving or eating food. – If you can...
Teaching in the time of Coronavirus – IH Italy fights back
We are all undoubtedly living in a very difficult time with the new coronavirus. It is impossible to escape the worrying and upsetting rolling news cycle about COVID-19. But today we have decided to share with you a story of success; a story about how International House Italy is fighting back against all odds and… saving their schools! Speaking about how it all started, Sarah Stats, Dep...
FELTOM Malta postpones its 2020 Workshop due to COVID-19
Due to the current global situation of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), FELTOM has taken the unprecedented decision to postpone the FELTOM ELT Workshop 2020 which was due to take place between 20th-24th April 2020. FELTOM has been monitoring the situation very closely and the health and safety for all involved remains our highest priority. Due to the escalating situation in many countries, t...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
It's Friday, which means that it's time for SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne from Korinne Algie Internatioanl Education Marketing and Communications . In today's tip we are focusing on the importance of Anchor Text. Here you go: Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. For furthe...
How to develop and use student ambassadors
In the international education industry we are used to relating the idea of student ambassadors directly with education providers. However, PRODIREKT , a USA based academic advisor and an educator, who owns the Verbalists Language Network , has taken the notion of student ambassadors to a different, wider level. This education consultancy group, which specializes in the emerging markets, s...
IALC Schools in Italy affected by COVID-19 offer distance learning to their students
The Italian Government’s restrictions on travel and public gatherings that were initially imposed on the northern regions of Italy have now been extended to cover the entire country as of 10 March 2020 and will remain in place until 3 April 2020. This current situation inevitably affects all IALC-accredited language schools in Italy that focus on the value of in-classroom teaching as well...
“Remote Teaching has never been more in demand” - Intrinsiq
With most countries struggling to contain the spread of Coronavirus, which has now been in the news for weeks on end, schools are now looking at what the next steps might be in order to keep their operation going. Many are, in fact, considering remote teaching so as to continue giving their students the best experience possible, even given the circumstances. “Does your system allow studen...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Who doesn't love some SEO tips...Here's our weekly post brought to you by  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing .  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. For further information on SEO or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Korinne on  ...
Interview with Giuliana Faldetta: The new IH World Teacher Training Website
In today's interview, we spoke to Giuliana Faldetta from IH World . The main subject of this interview is the new Teacher Training website that has been launched recently. Read on, to find out how you can benefit from this: 1. At IH World you have just launched your new Teacher Training website. Where did the idea for this come from? Teacher training has always been at the core of what w...
The Beijing Overseas Study Service Association COVID-19 Report
The Beijing Overseas Study Service Association has commissioned a report on the impacts caused by the outbreak of the Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. BOSSA & COSSA, China’s international education industry association, surveyed its Chinese education agencies members; from flagship corporations (New Oriental, AOJI, JJL, EIC) to small-medium enterprises, private consultant...
Crisis Management - Intrinsiq can help you!
The whole world is currently passing through a very difficult time as the Covid-19 virus continues to spread. Our industry has been hit hard by this and schools all around the world are doing their utmost to keep students’, parents’ and agents’ minds at rest that their safety is a top priority and that they are working around the clock to keep the situation in check and take all ...
English UK focusing on overcoming effects of Covid-19 group travel bans in Italy and China
English UK is working hard to lessen the effect of travel bans on English Language Teaching centres and study abroad agencies. Group travel bans by the Chinese and Italian governments designed to halt the spread of coronavirus remain in place at a time when thousands of young students would usually come to the UK to improve their English. In 2018, the last year for which figures are availabl...
How to Tuesdays: How to get better at small talk
Anyone who's been stuck discussing the weather at an industry event know for a fact how painful small talk can be. For today's 'How To Tuesdays' post we decided to go a bit on the light-hearted side of things but at the same time provide you with a few tips on how to get better at small talk. After all, we all know that good small talk eventually leads to good business conversations and good partn...
Vote for Londonist DMC for the 2020 Star Awards
Londonist DMC are encouraging all of their partners to vote for them for this year's Star Awards. 2019 has been an amazing year for this dynamic company and they are looking at 2020 with a lot of positivity and energy. Having received the Star Service Provider Star Award 2019 and the  ‘ People’s Choice 2019 ’ of British Youth Travel Awards, Londonist DMC are really...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
It's Friday, which means that it's time for our weekly SEO tips brought to you by  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing .  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. For further information on SEO or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Korinne on&nbs...
IALCA’s Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Italy
IALCA, the Italian Association of Language Consultants and Agents, is following, with the utmost attention, the evolution of the situation regarding the Coronavirus in Italy in order to provide updated information both to Italian Agencies and Foreign Schools. Occurancies of the virus have been registered in a few regions in Northern Italy. The Presidency of Council of the Ministries,  h...
Quality English launches e-Missions!
“Less emissions, more e-Missions” Quality English has launched a new eco-friendly service for its licensed schools and colleges which allows schools to carry out meetings with key agent partners through an online platform. QE piloted the new e-Mission system last week with 5 schools and 5 agents and were delighted with the results. QE Chief Executive, Jonathan Swindell, commented...
How to Tuesdays: How to maintain a good relationship with schools
As we promised you last week, in our "How to Tuesdays" post today we are also going to speak about maintaining good relationships, however, the focus today is on what agents should do in order to maintain a good relationship with schools. It will certainly come as no surprise to see that the foundations and the basic pillars remain the same: Trust, mutual respect and good communication. After all ...
Transitioning from one CRM to the other - how to get it right
In today's article our partners  Intrinsiq   speak to us about the importance of Change Management, especially when changing CRM Software Providers in the field of International Education. Change management is the process through which the tools and techniques used by the school leads to the required business outcome. Needless to say, a smooth transition from CRM to the other is n...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
We are proud to announce a new feature on our website brought to you by Korinne Algie International Education Marketing . Every Friday we will be sharing SEO tips and tricks that will come in handy to entities within the International Education industry. Here's the first one! Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the i...
How to maintain a good relationship with agents
At Schools & Agents (as our name clearly spells it out) we communicate with both sides of the equation on a daily basis and we often listen to the pain points that each party has. We are strong believers in transparent communication and in mutual respect, therefore for this edition of "How To Tuesdays" we have decided to focus on school-agent relationships. Next week we will focus on agent-sch...
Classroom Management Made Simple
Classroom Management can be a tricky discussion for some schools for various reasons: They might not know where to start from They might have started but it’s becoming too complex or too expensive They might be working with a CRM provider but are feeling restricted as to what they can and cannot do They might not know that a good CRM software is part of a good business strategy...
First Annual ICEF Secondary Education event a resounding success
The first annual ICEF Secondary Education was held in Long Beach, California from January 20 to 22. The event was an overwhelming success with exceedingly positive feedback from those in attendance. The secondary education event is directed at international providers and student recruitment agents of secondary, boarding, high school, academic summer camp, foundation and junior programmes. In su...
Why is it important for schools to move their CRM to Cloud?
Transferring data onto the cloud is something that many schools seem to be very interested in doing, and rightly so. There are various reasons for this, including the following: It allows businesses to act faster It turns business data into business intel It helps marketing teams to find emerging trends at the click of a button It is safe It ensures that data is not lost It hel...
Lead5050 launches mobile mentoring platform
Lead5050 have recently launched a web and mobile app-based mentoring platform. Mentoring aligns with Lead5050’s mission to grow individuals' global professional network and facilitate women into positions of leadership. The organization has an existing mentoring programme, but this platform will enable the programme to scale. The platform is avail...
Londonist's Team Building Activity in Turkey
Many companies do team building activities for their staff members, but very few go all out and take their global team skiing! Well this is Londonist!! Between the 10th and 12th January 2020 the London, Istanbul and Shanghai teams joined forces on the snowy slopes of Kartepe in Turkey, and all together they managed to achieve a perfect combination of business and pleasure. Not only that, but ...
Getting to know The Beijing Overseas Study Service Association and China Alliance (BOSSA - COSSA)
In today's Q&A session we are going to focus on the Beijing Overseas Study Service Association and China Alliance, which is also known as BOSSA - COSSA  which we are proudly partnered with. In this interview you can learn more about this organisation and about the way in which they select agents to form part of it. How did the association begin? BOSSA initially started in 2004 alo...
How to Tuesdays: Communicating across cultures
In our industry we hold meetings with clients and partners from different countries and who embrace different cultures on almost a daily basis. It is for this reason that today we have decided to share with you some tips on how to get things done more efficiently. Today's 'How To Tuesdays' article focuses on how to communicate effectively and hold efficient meetings across the globe. Here are s...
FinTech - What is it and why should students get qualified in it?
For the first time in 2020, the University of Rennes1 in France will be launching the Master FinTech programme. This is basically a Master programme in Financial Technology where the focus is on acquiring expertise in the field of Data Management. In today’s article we are going to take a look at who can apply for the MA Fintech programme and also the main reasons why students should get thi...
“Multi Centres should be Happy Centres”, say Intrinsiq
International schools that have grown to incorporate more than one centre, need to ensure that all of their centres are run in a unified and complementary manner.  In addition, schools who collaborate with partner universities and colleges on pathway or foundation courses are facing challenges to keep the workflow simple and avoid repetitive input of student data. The Challenge Speaking...
Digital Cities - a Summer School on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Today we are pleased to present to you a different concept that the EIT Digital Department within the University of Renes 1 in France has come up with. This is the concept of a 2-week summer school, held between the 29th June and the 10th July 2020. During these 2 weeks, MA and Phd students focusing on Business-related topics meet in Rennes to discuss innovative concepts, work on entrepreneurial p...
IH AMT Conference 2020
The annual IHWO  Academic Management & Trainers (AMT) Conference 2020  was held at the Devonport House in Greenwich from Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th January. This is a conference for both experienced Academic Managers and Trainers as well as those new to the IH AMT team, and it is organised by International House on an Annual basis. This conference proudly welcomed s...
Master FinTech in France
In today's article we speak to Prof. Alvaro Pina Stranger, the coordinator of the Master FinTech Program at the University of Rennes1 in France. 2020 will be the first year that the University of Rennes1, in association with other major European universities will be offering this program, and it is our privilege to spread the word about this within our network. Here's all there is to know about th...
Meet the FELTOM Crew: Rebecca Bonnici, Chairperson
In today's FELTOM article we are going to speak to Rebecca Bonnici, FELTOM Chairperson, and during this Q&A we will be taking a look at the past year as well as her role as Chair of this organisation. Here's the interview with Rebecca Bonnici. How has 2019 been for FELTOM? 2019 has been an interesting year for FELTOM ; one in which we have seen diverse projects come to fruition &nd...
How to create engaging social media content
In this brand new "How To Tuesdays" series we will be sharing with you some tips on how you can manage various aspects of your Marketing better. In the first post of this series we are going to focus on How to create engaging social media content for your channels.   ...
Change Management - Intrinsiq
In today's article our partners  Intrinsiq  speak to us about the importance of Change Management, especially when changing CRM Software Providers in the field of International Education. Change management is the process through which the tools and techniques used by the school leads to the required business outcome. Needless to say, a smooth transition from CRM to the other is not onl...
A look at Londonist's King's Cross Residence
Many of you have heard the name Londonist and can agree with us when we say that Londonist DMC is synonymous with high quality and high standard accommodation in central London. For our today's article from our new spotlight series, we are going to focus on the King's Cross Residence . In the cultural heart of King’s Cross, it’s this modern student residence that ...
English UK explains UK ELT to the new Parliament
MPs, members of the House of Lords, and government officials all attended a packed briefing about the value of ELT and FE international students to the UK. New MPs were among those who attended the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Students’ roundtable meeting, organised by English UK and the Association of Colleges. Panellists included Steve Phillips of British Study Centre...
Software Change Management - It's Important to International Education, say Intrinsiq
In today's article we are going to talk to Intrinsiq about Change Management. Change management is the process, tools and techniques to manage the people side of change to achieve the required business outcome. This poses specific challenges  in the International Education sector: with the rapid uptake of online learning, online applications and assessments it is crucial for insti...
A look at Londonist's Wembley Residence
Many of you have heard the name Londonist and can agree with us when we say that Londonist DMC is synonymous with high quality and high standard accommodation in central London. For our today's article from our new spotlight series, we are going to focus on the Wembley Residence . Wembley residence has two of the greatest venues in London, right on its doorstep. With its iconic arch seen ...
IH Young Learners Conference 2019 in Belfast
In this first article of 2020 we are going to take a look at International House's final conference for 2019. This was the International House Young Learner's Conference which held in Belfast on the 22nd and 23rd November 2019. Here's what IH had to say about their event... "On the plane to Belfast the team sat going through the last few details of the IH Young Learners Conference 2019. We want...
Meet the FELTOM Crew: Jason Aquilina is in charge of Accreditation
In today's interview with FELTOM we are going to speak to Jason Aquilina, who is in charge of the FELTOM Accreditation Scheme. This way, our agent readers can be more aware about the systems and processes to go into giving a school FELTOM Accreditation. Here's what we asked him. Jason, you are in charge of the FELTOM accreditation scheme. Can you explain to our readers what this scheme entails,...
ICEF celebrates 1 000 graduates from the Canada Course for Education Agents
ICEF celebrates a significant milestone today, announcing that 1 000 agents have successfully graduated from the Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA). Successful graduates are recognised by partners and peers as leaders in the industry. The 1 000th Canada Course Graduate (CCG) is Imran Baig Mirza of ILM Advice, Sydney, Australia. ICEF offers five agent training ...
Improving Student & Alumni Relations with Automated Social Media Integration - Intrinsiq
Gen Z make up a large proportion of those who travel internationally for education and unlike the generation of Millennials, email communication is not as popular with this group.  Many International Schools are still of the view that sending an email to a student is sufficient confirmation that they will receive and read that message quickly.   Some schools (and software provi...
A look at Londonist's Greenwich Residence
Many of you have heard the name Londonist and can agree with us when we say that Londonist DMC is synonymous with high quality and high standard accommodation in central London. For our today's article from our new spotlight series, we are going to focus on the Greenwich Residence. The area around Scape Greenwich is now a sought after London neighbourhood amongst young professionals. Most famou...
Successful workshops in Taiwan and Japan for English UK members
Over 50 Asia Pacific region agents joined English UK workshops in Taipei and Tokyo to meet member centres and find out more about ELT. "This region has always been important for our members," said Roz McGill, English UK's market development manager. "With the education strategy of the Japanese government and the Olympics in 2020 it felt like the right time to reinforce members' partnerships in ...
What to consider if you are an agent and want to join the FELTOM 2020 Malta Workshop
In today's article we are going to shift our focus to the upcoming 2020 FELTOM Workshop which is an annual event held in Malta. This article will help those agents who are interested in taking part in this workshop to know exactly what to expect when they join this event. What are the advantages of Malta as an ELT destination? FELTOM works hard to promote Malta as a safe, professional, qu...
The BELS Fam Trip comes to an end
For the past 4 days BELS English Language Schools Malta and Gozo have hosted an international agent fam trip. Throughout this fam trip agents, who came from various countries including Italy, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Germany, had the opportunity to not only visit some of the main highlights that the Maltese Islands have to offer, but also visit the two BELS schools in Malta and ...
Interviewing Rebecca Bonnici during the BELS Agent Fam Trip
In this interview I had the pleasure of speaking with Rebecca Bonnici, Owner of BELS English Language Schools in Malta and Gozo. BELS are currently hosting their end-of-year fam trip during which they are welcoming agents from all around the world, including Italy, Brazil, the Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Germany among other countries. We had the pleasure of joining the agents at BELS En...
The FELTOM - BELTA Malta Fam Trip
Last week FELTOM and Belta collaborated for a Malta FAM Trip and invited eleven Brazilian Agents to Malta. During the week-long event, the Agents had the opportunity to visit the FELTOM Accredited Language Schools and learn all about the beautiful Maltese Islands. Here's what two of the agents we spoke to during this visit had to say. James Perry, CEO of FELTOM told us that this fam trip w...
'Capture That Form, Streamline your workflow' say Intrinsiq
Most schools and institutions will have some form of online data capture tool, for example a form, to gather data on a potential student wishing to apply to study with them. Most also have a great looking website with nice interactive content. So with a good user experience the chances of getting potentials interested is increased.  The problem is the disconnect between the front facing cl...
How the new government can support UK ELT: English UK releases election manifesto
English language teaching trade association English UK has released a manifesto of steps it wants the incoming Government to take to support the £1.4bn sector. The association says the 550,000 ELT students who come to the UK each year support over 35,000 jobs. They are also more likely to choose UK universities, and later go on to become influencers for us, supporting good diplomatic and ...
A look at Londonist's Shoreditch Residence
In this new series of weekly articles we will be focusing on the accommodation options offered by our partners Londonist. Many of you have heard the name Londonist and those of you who have worked with this company know for certain that Londonist DMC is synonymous with high quality and high standard accommodation in London. For our first article from this series we are going to focus on the Shored...
Eaquals Celebrates Innovative Award Schemes at Annual International Conference
Eaquals took their annual member training event, Eaquals Training for Excellence , to Poland this year. The event, which was held in Krakow from 22 -23 November, was open to non-members for the first time and offered attendees two full-day workshops in addition to plenary speakers, networking and social events. The conference was officially opened by Eaquals Chair, Justin Quinn, who welcomed ...
The Power of Integration - Administration Systems Databases and Portals
All institutions use some sort of database to manage their clients, students and agents. This may be a cloud system, a Windows-based package or a series of spreadsheets (if so, please contact Intrinsiq for help right away!). All these are good ways to collect, store and edit information.  Speaking to Intrinsiq about this, they told us: “Based upon our experience, international educ...
ICEF welcomes industry professionals to four events around the world
ICEF has welcomed 4,006 global industry professionals to four events, in four different countries, over the last two months. This wave of events follows ICEF’s most successful year of growth and development. The most recent event and the largest in ICEF’s line up was hosted in Berlin from November 3 to 5. With over 30 000 one-to-one business meetings and 2 833 attendees, ...
QE European Roadshow 2020
Every year, Quality English and Quality Education host Missions in key European markets following ICEF Berlin. These boutique workshops continue to be increasingly popular with QE/QED schools who benefit from meeting with agents who appreciate meeting with high-quality independent schools in a friendly and professional environment. This year, the workshops were held in Rome, Madrid and Bilbao. ...
FELTOM to host Brazil Fam Trip next week!
FELTOM preparations are in full swing to host a group of Brazilian agents who will be coming to Malta next week for a fam trip. This fam trip is intentioned to showcase Malta as an ELT destination and also to give the agents a chance to visit all the FELTOM member schools. FELTOM has a full programme prepared for these agents ranging from a walk around Malta's old capital city Mdina, to visit t...
Welcome Instituto Kelington to the IH network!
International House World Organisation is thrilled to welcome Instituto Kelington – International House Granada as a new affiliate to the IH network! Instituto Kelington - IH Granada  is located right in the city centre and has 29 years of experience in teaching languages. The school is a leader in Granada, as they prepare many students for the Cambridge Assessment English suite of ...
Explore Russia through the language immersion in IH Voronezh-Linguist
International House Voronezh-Linguist is delighted to introduce a unique and exciting project for those who would like to combine an adventurous tour to Russia with unforgettable language learning experience. The project aims to give its participants the opportunity to get a feel for the country, its history and traditions, taste the Russian cuisine and break the most popular stereotypes! Beyon...
Surf and Network 2019 in Ireland
Our Surf and Network gathering was organised by The Network Plus in Ireland between the 29th October and the 1st November 2019. The Network Plus is a collaboration between Schools & Agents, fRilingue and our newest partner Education & Exchange in Europe (EDEX). Through this collaboration we aim to encourage informal networking between people from the international education industry becaus...
Let's take a look at ICEF Berlin 2019
ICEF Berlin is, without a doubt, the most looked-forward to event in the international education industry...and rightly so. It is the perfect opportunity for schools, agents and service providers from the International Education Industry to make new connections and consolidate existing ones.  This year we were so pleased to meet some of our partners there who have attended ICEF Berlin for ...
ICEF Berlin Meetings on Day 2
Day 2 at ICEF Berlin, Day 1 of meetings...it's been a very busy day for all participants so far and the end isn't near yet.  This is the 25th year that ICEF Berlin is being held and it's the leading industry event, bringing together over 2,500 participants from more than 100 different countries. Throughout the day, education providers, agents, and service providers had many opportunitie...
It's that time of year....time for ICEF Berlin
If you are in the field international education and you haven't checked into Berlin yet, then you are definitely missing out. ICEF Berlin is definitely the place to be this weekend whether you are a school, university, higher education provider, agent or service provider in the international education industry.  Throughout the day today people from all over the world have been checking int...
LSI Portsmouth joins IH World
IH World have some really exciting news about a new member affiliating to the International House Network. They are LSI Portsmouth ! LSI Portsmouth was founded in 1985 by brothers Peter and Allan Gray.  They had previously set up a tiny school in the Emirates before coming back to England.  After a few false starts in rural settings, they decided that geographically and cultu...
There’s Cloud, then there’s Fake Cloud: Here’s Intrinsiq’s take on this topic
Transferring data onto the cloud is something that many schools seem to be very much interested in doing, and rightly so. However, it doesn’t just stop at making the right decision and choosing to switch to cloud. We speak with many schools, education providers and other language institutions who are looking to upgrade, move from a local server setup  to cloud, or add online integration...
Middle Eastern visa concessions a boon for South African EFL industry
The South African Department of Home Affairs has implemented a major visa reform by allowing nationals from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to obtain visas on arrival in South Africa, removing the cumbersome barrier to entry of the visa application process. This has been in effect since 15 th August 2019. With Saudia Arabia being the top 2018 student week provider out of all ...
The new Japanese Emperor and International House/ILC
Yesterday the ceremonial enthronement of Emperor Naruhito of Japan took place in the presence of some 190 heads of state or their representatives. Former and current members of the IH family may be interested to know about the role played by directors and teachers of International House in Japan in preparing Crown Prince Hiro, as he was then known, at the time of his period of study at Oxford Univ...
Getting to know the FELTOM Crew - James Perry, CEO
At the end of last week, we had the pleasure of sitting down for an interview with James Perry, CEO of FELTOM who has now been in this position for the past two years. During this interview we spoke about the FELTOM Workshop, the Maltese ELT landscape, as well as various other topics related to Malta as an English Language Learning destination and the role of FELTOM in promoting Maltese Islands. ...
Awards at the 8th ELT Malta Conference
The first day at the 8 th ELT Malta Conference was a very special one indeed. Apart from various Business and Management workshops that were targeted towards school Directors, the afternoon opened up for ELT teachers, too. It is always very pleasant to see teachers and Directors, mingling and catching up, which is an additional purpose of this conference. Soon it was time for Dr. Daniel Xerri...
Interview with Korinne Algie on SEO for the Education Travel Industry
In today's interview, we are very pleased to speak to Korinne Algie about SEO for the Education Travel Industry. She is the Owner and Director of  Korinne Algie Education Marketing   and has a lot of useful ideas and experiences to share with you: 1. Who is Korinne and how are you connected to the education industry? I was born and raised in New Zealand. When I was 15 I was luck...
New IALC school: Learn English at Mount Maunganui Language Centre in New Zealand
IALC would like to give a warm welcome to their newly accredited school  Mount Maunganui Language Centre.  Established in 1990,  Mount Maunganui Language Centre  is a multi-award-winning family run school. Located in a part of  Tauranga City,  students learning English are able to pursue and excel at their academic goals while living in the relaxed beach resort ...
Get your ELT business ready for a no-deal Brexit with English UK
English UK, the trade organisation for UK ELT, has won a Government grant to help the sector prepare in the case of a no-deal Brexit. The organisation is running free training days specifically targeting the needs of UK ELT educators in the week before Brexit, and tickets are going fast. “We’ve won a substantial grant from the Brexit Readiness Fund to help everyone in our sector ...
When Business Data becomes Business Intel...schools flourish!
It takes years of work and highly experienced marketers, especially in a niche industry such as international education, to learn how to identify market trends and interpret business data. Needless to say, this comes at a high cost and not all schools can afford to spend so much money on marketing strategy. So what if we told you that forecasting, agent trends and numbers and emerging markets, amo...
The FEDELE Workshop in Valencia - Day 1
The first day of the Vamos FEDELE Workshop, which is being held in Valencia and Denia this year, has been charactarised by an afternoon sessiono of presentations by industry partners and event sponsors. After that, agents had the chance to visit some of the schools in Valencia. The day ended with a lovely dinner of paella, interesting conversations and fantastic industry friends :) We have n...
‘Custom’ is always better because all schools are unique
When it comes to student management and CRM systems, many schools frequently opt for an off-the-shelf product mainly because they might still not be familiar with how such systems operate and prefer to go for the cheaper option. And who can blame them? The only issue with that is that in the long run, such systems stop being viable or, as the school grows, the system becomes less cost effective to...
New Horizons Australia: How to Professionally Network as an International Student
Networking is an essential part in building your future career. Even more so when you’re studying abroad. Connecting with people in a professional way is not easy but can be incredibly rewarding. New Horizons Australia encourages International Students to step out of their comfort zone and dedicate time to this activity.   So, what do we mean by networking?  ...
FELTOM Malta Workshop 2020
In today's article we are going to turn the spotlight on the 2020 FELTOM Malta Workshop, which is going to be held from the 20th to the 24th April 2020. FELTOM has an upcoming workshop in 2020. What distinguishes this event from other industry workshops?   FELTOM has been organising FELTOM ELT Workshops for a number of years where the main focus has always been Malta and the local ELT ...
EDUSA implements bonding scheme to protect students' interests
Education South Africa (EduSA) has recently setup a  Voluntary Bonding Scheme (VBS)  as a practical means to encourage language students from all over the world to securely enrol at South African English language schools. All member schools are part of the scheme and have made annual payments to a large insurance underwriter (SGI), who will guarantee the booking of any student aff...
New IALC Schools
The International Association of Language Centres (IALC), is very pleased to have welcomed seven new centres to its Association, as well as two new associate centres and one new seasonal centre in the last months in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Seek-Mui Sum, Chief-Operating Officer at IALC said: “We are delighted to welcome so many new members to ...
What are you waiting for? Switch to Cloud today!
Schools often tell us that they would love to have a cloud-based system  to manage the day-to-day running of their school efficiently.   They tell us that when switching from one provider to the other, they would ideally like the transition to be as smooth as possible. That solution is now possible with Intrinsiq . You do not have to wait any longer to move your school CRM soft...
Getting to know the FELTOM Crew - Caroline Tissot
In today's interview we are going to speak to Caroline Tissot, FELTOM 's newest addition to the team. In this article you will find out more about Caroline's new role and also about her responsibilities at FELTOM. Caroline you’re new to the FELTOM team. What does your role consist of and what will you be responsible for? My role as Executive Officer within the Federation is mainly ad...
StudyWorld50 “the best event for years”, delegates say
Over 5,600 meetings, 700 plus delegates, a high-level Chinese delegation and a busy seminar programme made StudyWorld 50 an event to remember. Michael Quinn of the Centre for English Studies said: “I personally think it’s been one of the best StudyWorlds for several years with a really good mix of agents, a lot of different nationalities and some very good meetings.” While ...
New Chairperson at Education South Africa
Education South Africa bade farewell to its long-serving Chairperson, Johannes Kraus, on 14 th August 2019. Mr Kraus led the association with aplomb over the past five years, with the ambitious growth of the association accelerating at an unseen pace under his visionary leadership. EduSA achieved a number of notable, first-time achievements during his tenure, notwithstanding the fact that the as...
IALC 2020 Auckland Workshop - Register now!
The  International Association of Language Centres  (IALC), an association accrediting 164 worldleading independent language schools and summer centres, is delighted to be hosting the  IALC 2020 Auckland Workshop in New Zealand from 26-29 March 2020  in association with  Languages International . The  IALC 2020 Auckland Workshop  will attract the best ...
StudyWorld attracting wider range of UK-focused delegates
A major Chinese business delegation, representatives of London embassies and UK training providers are among attendees at this year’s StudyWorld . Ten CEOs, presidents, founders and other senior leaders from major Chinese education businesses are attending the international student event for two days as part of a focused inward trade mission organised by the Department of International ...
New Horizons Australia: The 5 most In-Demand Careers in Information Technology
As the world of Information Technology continues to change rapidly, a vast range of companies and organizations start to become committed to improving their technological side of the business. Traditional companies have begun to implement high-tech advancements into their infrastructure in order to keep up the pace with other businesses, due to the technology landscape becoming a major area within...
Intrinsiq Focus‌ ‌on:‌ ‌Reaching‌ ‌out‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌students‌ ‌through‌ ‌SMS‌ ‌
In various aspects of business communication is key, and this is just as much the case when it comes to international students studying at your schools. Be it to notify them of any last minute changes to their classes or schedules, or to communicate with them in an emergency situation, or even to save time on sending and waiting for email, SMS is definitely the way forward. When using top-level...
Q&A with FELTOM - Today's focus is on Malta as an ELT Destination
In today's Q&A session with FELTOM's CEO James Perry, we focus on the importance of Malta as an ELT destination, on what makes it ideal for students and agents, as well as on the types of students who choose Malta as their go-to country to learn English. One of the main roles of FELTOM is to promote Malta as an ELT destination. What makes Malta an ideal language learning destination for stu...
IHWO welcomes new school in Hamburg
We are delighted to welcome our sixth affiliate this year,  Verein für berufliche Weiterbildung e.V. which has affiliated to International House World Organisation as  International House Hamburg . Verein – IH Hamburg  is a private, non-profit organisation founded in 1998 by its Managing Director, Ludolf Schnittger. At the beginning, the school had only two classr...
The FELTOM Malta Workshop 2020
Every year, FELTOM organises a workshop in Malta during which agents from all around the world will have the opportunity to visit the island, as well as meet and see the schools at which they will eventually be sending their students. During this Q&A session with Rebecca Charlotte we focused on what the FELTOM Malta Workshop is all about, what agents may expect and what the booking process ent...
New Horizons Australia: Interview with Michael Robinson, Head of Learning and Developmen
At New Horizons Australia we always make sure to have a team of people who work well together, but also who can increase the value that we give to our students. Michael Robinson has recently joined us as the new Head of Learning and Development. We had the opportunity to interview him briefly so you can get to know him too! 1. You have recently joined New Horizons Australia, tell us a  ...
FELTOM Feature - BELS English Language School
BELS English Schools in Malta and Gozo have been in the industry for over 20 years. At BELS one can expect exceptional academic and managerial quality that is based on years of experience. BELS  English schools in Malta and Gozo have been accredited by a number of reputable institutions in the industry.   The team at BELS takes pride in running small and intimate schools, togethe...
Membership Packages and Marketing for Education Providers, Agents and Service Providers within the Education Travel Industry
Background information   Schools & Agents has been established since 2008. We currently have over 700 international agents who are subscribed to our platform. On this page, you can find out more about our Membership Packages and Marketing Options for Education Providers, Agents and Service Providers in International Education. Statistics The information below shows the nu...
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